‘I served a notice to quit on my tenant just as my landlord served one on me’

As a landlord and tenant, Tanya Sweeney found herself in the unenviable position of issuing a notice to quit just as she received one herself. Here, she investigates why owners like her are leaving the market and what it means for our housing supply

Double perspective: Tanya Sweeney, who faces moving home for the third time in two years. Photo by Frank McGrath

As soon as our landlord requested access to the property to obtain a BER energy certificate, I knew that he would be selling and we would have to leave. Sure enough, the notice to quit arrived not long after. We had moved into our dream home less than a year earlier, but we would be out by summer’s end. We would be moving house for the third time in two years. Our next house will be my three-year-old daughter’s fourth home.

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