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Do you mean the agents want to charge her £240 for the admin fee?
What exactly are they doing for the £240?
As I understand it it is a fee to do the admin for renewing the tenancy for another year
So its just a renewal fee, nothing more?
yes, as far as I know that is all. They have done this each year with the previous company and paid a renewal fee of £40.
Do you have any contact with the Landlord at all?
she does have contact details for them they are in OZ. She has not contacted them previously but does have their info
I would contact the Landlord. Its not necessarily to renew for another 12 months. You can lapse over and it becomes a periodic tenancy, that is rolling on month after month on EXACTLY the same terms as before.
The only thing that you lose is that the tenancy is guaranteed for 12 months, but thats it.
If she does refuse to pay the £240 then the agent will have to issue a Section 21 notice for her to move.
They must give her 2 months notice.
Is the Landlord really want to go and evict someone that is a good tenant? Probably not
thank you. that is helpful
This is why you need to contact the Landlord
If she does not want to do that then sadly she has to pay the £240
These are the two options
The various political parties are looking into legislation to reduce renewal fees, but as it stands they can charge whatever they want
So the two options
1) Contact the landlord and see if she can stay a periodic tenant
2) Pay it
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I think that is all very clear thank you
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