Can anyone give me any advice? My house is divided into two flats. Mine being the ground floor and upstairs is a separate 2 bed flat. When I first moved in about 13 years ago I was on a 12 month contract. about 6 years ago the woman upstairs moved out and two of my mates moved in also on a 12 month contract. Over the time I've been living here the landlord has let the house fall into disrepair - a constant battle to get him to do any maintenance (a battle lost by me on the most part, as he has done fuck all) about 3 years ago the landlord wanted to put the rent up. I told him I would be happy with an increase as soon as he had done some of the repairs - so he put me on a rolling contract and the repairs still haven't been done (and have now got to the point that they have become huge jobs - window frame replacements, underpinning etc) One of my mates upstairs gave his notice at the beginning of the month to leave at the end of the month (without giving the other tennant any notice!) The other tennant was hoping that the landlord would accept half rent for a while (as the flat is in too bad a state to get anyone else to move in) whilst he sorts himself out and finds somewhere else. After conversations with the letting agent he received a message today saying that the landlord will not accept half rent... there is no way my mate can afford the full rent, so in essence he has been given 3 weeks notice... is this legal? I am also very concerned that he is now going to serve me notice! I came into an inheritance recently and will soon (but not quite yet) be in a position to buy somewhere. The last thing I need at the moment is to have to put me and my daughter into temporary accommodation. What rights (if any) do I have?