Hi. I have been an occupant of my current residence for at least 10 years. My landlord is not the person I initially rented from. I have been renting from him since nov of last year. I also have a flatmate who moved into the residence around the same time ie nov of last year.. I got him into the apartment not the landlord . We are both paying through hap, as well as paying 55 euros extra a month each to the landlord.
Some hours ago, a termination notice for both of us was put through my letterbox giving us 28 days to vacate the premises. Although the actual date for termination is 30th of august.
I cannot find the tenancy agreement so cannot say if it is a fixed lease or not. But the reason for the termination notice is because the landlord wishes to sell the residence within 9 months of the termination date which is the 30th of august. According to what i read, that is not one of the reasons allowed for termination of a fixed term lease.
Quote from RTB website. "The amount of notice required to end a tenancy depends on how long the tenant has lived in the property." It does not say how long the tenant has been renting from their current landlord. Further on it says, "Duration of tenancy (Not less than 8 years is 224 days."
"Not less than 6 months 90 days."
According to a person I spoke to from focus ireland, the amount of notice required is in deed determined by the time a tenant first became resident in an accommodation, and not when they started renting from their current landlord, if said landlord, is different from initial landlord.
Can you confirm or deny this with absolute certainty?
But even if a notice period reverts back to when a new landlord took over, surely this still gives my flatmate and myself 90 days. The tenancy under this landlord began in November of last year. (Although I will have to confirm that with HAP.) Well even if was december, it is past the 6 months period, The termination notice was issued on the 17th of july.
I also see that no termination notice can be put out during the emergency period. But that ends in a few days. I assume the landlord will have to serve notice again. On another point. my flatmate has been in hospital for the last 18 days. It is not known how long he will be there for. Does he have any rights due to his situation?