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SCHEDULE 1Protection of the individual

PART 1Student residential tenancy: termination by tenant

Interpretation of this Part

1(1)In this Part—

(2)In a case where two or more persons jointly are the landlord under a tenancy, references in this Part to the landlord are to any of those persons.

(3)In a case where two or more persons jointly are the tenant under a tenancy, references in this Part to the tenant are to all of those persons (except in paragraph 3(3)).

Tenant’s ability to bring tenancy to an end

2(1)A tenant may, for a reason relating to coronavirus, bring to an end a student residential tenancy by giving to the landlord a notice which fulfils the requirements described in paragraph 3.

(2)A tenancy comes to an end in accordance with sub-paragraph (1) on the day on which the notice states (in whatever terms) that it is to come to an end.

Requirements for notice to be given by tenant

3(1)A notice fulfils the requirements referred to in paragraph 2(1) if—

(a)it is in writing, and

(b)it states, as the day on which the tenancy is to end, a day that is after the last day of the minimum notice period.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)(b), “the minimum notice period” means a period which—

(a)begins on the day the notice is received by the landlord, and

(b)ends on the day falling—

(i)in a case where sub-paragraph (3) applies, 7 days after the period begins, or

(ii)in any other case, 28 days after the period begins.

(3)This sub-paragraph applies where—

(a)the tenancy was entered into before the coming into force of this paragraph, and

(b)the let property was occupied by the tenant under the tenancy at any time before the coming into force of this paragraph.

(4)In a case where two or more persons jointly are the tenant under the tenancy, the reference in sub-paragraph (3) to the tenant is to any of those persons.