Hi, this is my first post and would really appreciate any advice anybody is able to offer. (I am based in Scotland just for reference)
In March my landlord served me with a Notice to Leave which stated that I was to leave the property on the 1st of June as they were intending to sell the property as they claimed they could no longer afford it. I was advised by my local council not to leave the property on the specified date due to the current eviction ban in place. They explained that the landlord would need to go to tribunal to gain an eviction order.
After refusing to leave as advised, which was being handled amicably by both parties, my landlord started the tribunal process. I have recently received documents informing me that there is a tribunal telephone conference scheduled at the end of September for us all to participate in.
I have since this past week been able to line up another property which I am moving into on 5th September. I informed my landlord today of the development thinking my landlord would be relived as she told me on multiple occasions how much they can’t afford the property and has put a fair amount of pressure on me to find somewhere new. However in response she is now demanding a months notice and further rent payment. For reference the months notice she is seeking would take us past the tribunal hearing that is taking place where she is seeking to get me evicted.
I have tried scouring online but can find no answer for this particular scenario and am unable to contact any advice services until after the weekend.
Is anyone aware of what the legal expectation would be in this situation? I understand under normal circumstances I would provide her notice to end the tenancy but in this situation I am not the one who wants this tenancy to end. She served me notice to leave in June, I refused and have overstayed and now I am telling her I am complying with her notice to leave and I will be out of the property in just over a week.
I would ofcourse have preferred to give her more notice but the opportunity of the new property happened very quickly and genuinely thought she would have been relieved.
It seems bizarre that I would have to give a months notice after she already gave me notice 5 months ago?
Sorry for the long winded explanation and thanks for any advice offered