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What type of contract do you have please?
Thank you for your help.I beleive the tenacy agreement is a shorthold tenancy, a year term contract that has been renewed every year for 5 years now.
Does it give an automatic right to renew please?
No, it doesn't.
Its bad news then I am afraid.
If the contract does not give a right to renew and the contract is for a fixed period of 12 months, then the Landlord can give notice to end the tenancy
An AST does not have many rights
There is no right to renew
The Landlord can simply give notice to take the property back at the end of each 12 month period
Sadly there would be nothing the tenant could do to stop that
If the contract was for 5 years with an annual increase and that formula was not stuck to, the tenant could do something
But as this is an annual renewal the Landlord can really charge what he wants upon renwal
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Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I understand.I am just a bit confused because then what is the use of that clause stating in what terms the rent can be increased upon the renew of the contract.
Yes it is strange, but you have no right to renew
Once the 12 months is up then sadly it can either be renwed or you are on a monthly rolling tenancy
It sounds like the Landlord just renews every year for a further 12 months
I am sorry its not better news
And about the two months notice that is required to terminate the contract. Doesn't it apply to this case?
Yes it does from the Landlord
For you its 1 month or whatever is in the contract
So, the landlord gave me the letter yesterday stating the tenancy will end on the 23rd of July, which is less than 2 months notice.
Can I stay over the 23rd of July to make two months notice?
You need to make him give you 2 months notice BEFORE your billing period
If its after your normal billing period the 2 months starts from the NEXT month billing period
Does that clarify?
Sorry, don't know I understood.So, if i pay the rent on the 24th and the letter was given to me yesterday the 2 months count starts on the 24rd of June?
Yes, he needs to give you notice by 24th June and you have to be out by 24th August
Ok. Thank you for your help.
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