I wonder if I could get some advice as not having been in this predicament before - I’ve rented my property for 11 years and to the existing tenant for nearly 2 years. I gave her notice to leave at the end of March on the 5th October 2021, thereby giving just over 6 months notice. Notice was given through the messaging on Openrent directly to the tenant and her guarantor. I need her out because of rent arrears; she always runs 2/3 months behind and I’ve had enough of it now with a mortgage on the property.
She’s now told me she can’t leave as nowhere to go and the Council have told her to stay put.
When can I serve a section 21? She was due to leave next month so can I serve it now with 2 months notice, taking her leave date to November and in between rent payments due. Rent payments /tenancy started on the 6th of the month. Do I have to wait until 6th October before I can serve her a section 21? -Therefore it means she has till December now to stay in the property.
Is the 6 month notice I gave her valid through Openrent or should I have put it in writing?
Thanks for any help, anyone can give!!