Section 21 notices — good news for landlords
The Court of Appeal has delivered some welcome Christmas cheer for landlords.
Spencer v Taylor  EWCA Civ 1600 has clarified which section 21 notice should be served to terminate a tenancy once the fixed-term assured shorthold tenancy (AST) has expired and the tenant remains in occupation under a statutory periodic tenancy.
Landlords often grant tenants short-term fixed-term tenancies for say a period of six months or a year. This is referred to as a ‘fixed-term’ AST…
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