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I have a tenant who has been in my property years, every

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Hi
I have a tenant who has been in my property for 5 years, every year we renew a standard AST, normally with a nominal increase in rent.
Last month, we each committed to another 12 months commencing in July. However, she continues to cause me grief on a number of fronts and I think I want to change my mind.
Can I? As the tenant has not yet started, can I withdraw? If I can, presumably she would revert to a standard period tenancy and I would need to give 2 months notice? What are my liabilities?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is,Alex and I will help you.

Was a new agreement signed please?

Alex

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Def. signed otherwise even I know there is no contract. It is signed but doesn't start until July.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

by both you and the tenant?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry for the slow reply. There has been a glitch in the just answer system and it kept taking me to the USA site where your question disappears!
Yes, signed by both of us and returned.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Ah ok - its bad news I am afraid. There is no way you can get out of it.

As the tenancy agreement has been signed by both the Tenant and Landlord it is legally binding. If it had not been signed by either party, then it is not binding

But if you are wanted to get out, you can give 2 months notice.

You would be liable for any additional rent for tenant getting elsewhere and additional letting fees.

So you could be sued for breach of contract.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex

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