I have been asked to look at this for
you. I can confirm that my colleagues answer is correct. However, cannot rely
on unsigned contract because clearly, it was intended that the contract be
signed in order to make the binding.
At present, you are holding go over on
the original tenancy agreement which has now become periodic. He has to give
you two months notice. You may want to consider going quiet and letting him
serve you a section 21 note. That has to give two months from when it served.
If you then decide to sit tight, he has to apply to court for possession and if
you sit tight even further, he then asked apply to evict you. He is entitled to
get the core costs back from you if he gets the order but it could buy you for
months, probably six months.
The tenants could simply sign an
agreement and say that is it, there would be no point in having a landlord sign
I can see no way, and agree with my
colleague, you can enforce the contract which was always intended to be signed by
the landlord, was not.
I am sure that you would feel exactly
the same if you changed your mind.
You would be arguing that you have no tenancy because the landlord had not signed it.
By all means go to court and if you
win, you will have created new law!