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AST ends in March 2014. Not sure what exact date. The tenant told me it is 'at the beginning' of March. I could ask her for exact date if you need it.
Oh dear, you have answered my question as if the agreement that I have with my tenant (the company) is an AST. I presumed you would know that it is not, because by law it cannot be. (Correct me if I'm wrong but I understand that certain conditions have to be met, to create an AST, and one of those is that the tenant
cannot be a limited company).
The AST which the company created with their tenant ends in March 2014. The three-year fixed term of the (non-AST) tenancy agreement between us and the company came to an end nearly two years ago.
Sorry it is complicated.
Yes I still need an answer to my question as originally submitted.
No, the tenancy agreement does not mention rent reviews.
I'm afraid I signed the form of words the company wanted me to sign, even though I knew it wasn't the right form. They used Oyez agreement 20/4 which is intended to create an assured shorthold tenancy (but which I believe can't have actually created an AST because the tenant is a company).
TERM A fixed term of THREE YEARS from 2nd February 2009.
So they've been out of it since February 2012.
But in March 2012 they gave their tenant a further 12 month AST without consulting me. And again in March 2013. Cheeky but perhaps not illegal?
That is useful to know.
We will now approach the company and see how they react.