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    Section 18 of the Distress for Rent Act 1737

    Section 18 of the Distress for Rent Act 1737, which can be found here https://www.legislation.gov.uk/apgb/Geo2...section/18

    states:

    18 Tenants holding after the time they notify for quitting, to pay double rent.

    And whereas great inconveniences have happened and may happen to landlords whose tenants have power to determine their leases, by giving notice to quit the premisses by them holden, and yet refusing to deliver up the possession when the landlord hath agreed with another tenant for the same: from and after the said twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and thirty eight, in case any tenant or tenants shall give notice of his, her, or their intention to quit the premisses by him, her, or them holden, at a time mentioned in such notice, and shall not accordingly deliver up the possession thereof at the time in such notice contained, that then the said tenant or tenants, his, her, or their executors or administrators, shall from thenceforward pay to the landlord or landlords, lessor or lessors, double the rent or sum which he, she, or they should otherwise have paid, to be levied, sued for, and recovered at the same times and in the same manner as the single rent or sum, before the giving such notice, could be levied, sued for, or recovered; and such double rent or sum shall continue to be paid during all the time such tenant or tenants shall continue in possession as aforesaid.

    Has anybody claimed double rent after a tenant failed to vacate on the date provided in their "Notice to Quit"?

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    I have allowed tenants to stay on without double rent and they have paid a pro rata amount for the extra days they wanted to stay.

    But they asked me if they could do this.

    I gave permission  for this to occur.

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    It's normally not a problem and when things are amicable but this is a tenant who is "hard work" and that's being  polite.

    They served me with a notice to quit which I accepted but they have changed their mind as of 5pm today when they were due to leave tomorrow at 12.00 noon.

    S21 already been served but looking to use the above legislation as leverage to get them to leave rather than gaining a possession order

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    The Property Ombudsman: E1405 

    ICO: #ZA276375

    We operate Client Money Protection