338. Old and new tenancies: restriction on liability of former tenant or guarantor for rent or service charge.

Where a landlord seeks to recover a 'fixed charge'1 from a former tenant or guarantor he must serve a written notice2 on the tenant or guarantor within six months of the charge becoming due and in it inform the tenant or guarantor that the charge is now due, and that the landlord intends to recover the sum specified in the notice plus, where payable, interest3. Depending on the terms of the lease, where there is an outstanding rent review the amount will not be due until the amount of the increase has been determined. Therefore, in such a case