I signed a 12 month tenancy agreement on the 10th October 2009. I have been a good tenant and have always paid rent on time. I was served a 21(1)B notice on the 7th April 2010 (dated 8th April) by the landlords giving me and my family two months notice and that possession of the property was required on the 7th June 2010.
Is this notice valid because it was served only 5 months and 29 days after I originally moved in? The 10th April would have been six months, a six break clause was included within the contract for use both by the landlord and tenant. Also the notice is asking me and my family to move out 2 days too early in June, I would have paid rent up until the 9th June (rent paid on the 10th of each month)?
I am not trying to be awkward, I wish to legitimately to stay in the property. The landlords want to move back into this property after they moved out just 7 months ago (they claimed they moved out because they want more space for their family). However I know they moved out and into rented accommodation only 1 mile away in order to be within the school catchment area for one of the best public schools in the borough. They have recently received notification that their child has received admission into this school and because of this they are now demanding we leave so that they can live in their home again. This is surely cheating the local learning authorities admission criteria, this temporary renting to get into catchment areas is a widespread problem in our borough.
(Additional note, in relation to early termination contract says "the landlord may bring the tenancy to an end any time before the expiry of the term but not before sixth months from the commencement date of this agreement whichever shall be later to the tenant not less than two months written notice..." and for the tenants specific clauses it says "This tenancy may be terminated by the tenants by not giving less than two months written notice to the landlord from the 10th of each month only not be served prior to the sixth month, the sixth month being 10th April 2010....."
Sorry for long question
Thanks in advance