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does a landlord have a legal duty to renew a tennancy aggrement?

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does a landlord have a legal duty to renew a tennancy aggrement? if it has run out is the old aggrement still binding. If kitchen units are in a state of dis repair through wear and tear and old age is the landlord expected to replace them?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 4 years ago.
Thank your for your question. I will try to help with this.

What type of contract is it?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


for jomo1972


it was a shorthold tennancy aggrement but i was in the flat for 11.5 years

Expert:  Remus2004 replied 4 years ago.
OK.

A landlord does not have to issue a new AST upon the expiry of the old one but if no action is taken about renewal then the AST will flip over into a periodic tenancy agreement. That has the advantage of being capable of ending by either side at any time with two months notice from the landlord and one month from the tenant.

An AST cannot flip over into a new AST without a fresh AST being signed though.

Hope this helps.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


for jomo1972


so do my rights change with a periodic tenancy?

Expert:  Remus2004 replied 4 years ago.
Not except that he can end the agreement at any time by giving two months notice.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


FOR JOMO1972


as the aggrement has now ended where do i stand with regard to getting my deposit back? he verbally agreed to do work that never happened. is it worth taking it further

Expert:  Remus2004 replied 4 years ago.
Was there damage or rent arrears?

Delighted to continue with this but please rate my answer.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


no rent arrears damage to kitchen through the fact its so old and the wood rotten falling apart

Expert:  Remus2004 replied 4 years ago.
Thats not your problem.

On that basis you are entitled to your deposit back.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


THANKYOU

Expert:  Remus2004 replied 4 years ago.
No problem.

All the best.