To: UK Government

Fixed Term Tenancies To Legally Have A 2 Month Notice Period

Fixed Term Tenancies To Legally Have A 2 Month Notice Period

Introduce a law which requires Fixed Term Tenancies to have a maximum of a 2 month notice period for tenants to give, to avoid exploitation of tenants by private landlords.

Why is this important?

In the UK landlords have the ability to exploit tenants to the fullest extent without the tenant being able to do anything if they have to move out. 12 months is a long time and a lot can change in that period (e.g. loss of job, having to relocate, moving to look after sick relatives, breaking up or no longer able to afford rent for whatever reason.) without protection for tenants like this in place, landlords could continue to take rent right up until the end of the period if they are unwilling to negotiate terms, even if the tenant had a unforseen change of circumstance only a month into their contract.