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Periodic Tenancies Walcott ruling

Posted: 19th December 2017

Category: General

In this case, Walcott v Jones & Jones the tenant argued that a notice to end the Assured Shorthold tenancy was invalid.  The tenancy had started in 2007 and the Deregulation Act 2015 requires any tenancy after 1st October 2015 includes the prior service of certain Statutory documents without which, and Notice from the Landlord is invalid. 

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The District Judge agreed with the tenant on the basis that a Periodic Tenancy is a new tenancy at the start of every period.

Thankfully the Appeal Court Judge decided differently, holding that the periodic tenancy is not limited tio the original period but continues.  The appeal was allowed and possession granted.

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