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Is It Legal To Issue A S21 Notice And Then Rent The Property Out Again?

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I had my S21 notice a few weeks ago and have since had an answerphone message from the letting agent who let it slip that they would be putting it back on the market to rent. Am I right in thinking they're not allowed to do that?

If not, what shall I do about it? I don't really want to move if I can help it.

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Alright thanks. I had a feeling for some reason that it wasn't a legitimate reason.

Yes, the landlord can do that. Is there a reason why they want to change tenants?

Probably to put the rent up. They tried to put it up before and charge me a fee for the privilege, but I declined.

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Just don't allow any viewings.

Failing that, any viewings that happen be sure to complain loudly how terrible the landlord is. To the letting agent's face if necessariy with the viewer by their side.

Voids cost money, and their greed has a cost.

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Definitely don't let them do any viewings while you're still living there. You have the right to quiet enjoyment under the housing act which supersedes anything that might be in your contract. If you suspect that they might try to carry out viewings while you're at work you can change the locks as long as you change them back when you leave - a new cylinder will cost you a tenner in screwfix and takes about ten minutes to fit.

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A lot of agents down here issue s.21s to limit your AST to a fixed period (eg 1 year), rather than allow the AST to go periodic. They may not necessarily want you out, and may ask if you want to renew the tenancy for another period. It's simply a way of screwing more fees out of you.

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You have the right to quiet enjoyment under the housing act which supersedes anything that might be in your contract.

What is your authority for this assertion?

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