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Ash
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Category: Property Law
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I have rented a residential property years. My landlord

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I have rented a residential property for 10 years. My landlord wished to end his AST contract with the estate agent. However, there is a clause in his contract (signed in 2005 and not renewed since) that states he must pay the agent 15% plus VAT if we remain in the property after the contract expires and we rent privately from the landlord. My landlord has challenged this with the agent. They refuse to let him go and say they will hold him to terms.
It would appear that the agent believes they can hold him to terms in perpetuity. My landlord does not wish to go to court. Is there a way out? A way to break free from this agency without the landlord paying a monthly fee of 15%?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Yes. You could end the agreement, move out for 1 day then move back. Its then a new tenancy agreement with a break. You wont even have to move your stuff out, just get the landlord to pay for a hotel for a night.
Then the agreement ends, you can sign with the Landlord and he can avoid the fees.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I've paid for a phone discussion

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I would like to speak with you directly please

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Would like to speak with you and I believe I have paid for that service. Please call or provide a number and time when I can reach you.Robin

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Yes I will call you.
Alex
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hi

I am just following up on this. Is there anything else I can help with? If so, please let me know.

Alex.