One months rent is £650 less their fee which means I receive would usually £597. However, the issue here is that they did not ask me first before renewing the tenancy - surely this represents a breach of the landlord and tenant act somewhere? When they realised that I was not happy about the renewal going ahead without my permission, they offered to reduce the management fee however I did not want to agree to anything until I had first met the tenant and agreed a potential way forward with the agent. I would have considered simply extending the management arrangement for another 6 months had they not been so difficult about meeting up with the tenant.
It is the same tenant but I am told that they have signed a new tenancy agreement. I have requested a copy but have not received anything from the agent yet.
Thank you for the information however, I think you have missed some of the issues here. The management contract allows for termination at the end of the tenancy, which in this case was 6 months. I believe that the agent, on receiving notice from me, signed up the tenant again without asking me thinking they would be able to secure another 6 months management fee by default rahter than by desire and therefore are fraudulent in their actions. In the management contract it clearly states that it has to be renewed and it also states that they charge a fee for renewal. Your response seems to suggest that if it is not a new tenant the management has to continue which is not the case.
I have no desire to go to court but fully intend to pursue this with the agent hence my questions to you - I am no expert but believe that they have breached their contract and I have no desire to continue working with them. I am, however, quite happy for the tenant to remain in the property as long as I receive the rent.
At the moment the agent will not respond to calls and has not paid the rent so all I want to know is what are my rights so that I can detail those in a letter to the agent and resolve matters to my satisfaction.