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I am not with you, in which month did you want to give notice?
But it does not say it applies to an extension?
You can serve on month 16 or 22.
What did the extension say? It was renewed on same terms or just that it was extended?
This says it is extended. It does not start again.
If it was renewed and a brand new contract was started, on the same terms, then you would be ok.
It has not been. The old one has just been extended. Therefore the original period simply extends to 19th August 2018.
Because it is an extension, not a renewal then you will simply be further into the contract. It is only the term which has been extended.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want, nor the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
If you do not pay, the Landlord can try and take you to Court. It would then be down to a Judge to decide.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
On my reading, sadly not.
Because it is not a renewal. You are just extending the period in question.
I am so sorry, but that is how it appears to be drafted.
Does that clarify?
Yes. It calls it an extension and says it now runs until 19/8/16
It does not say it is renewed.
The existing terms do still apply. You will not be in month 16 or 22. By carrying on you will be further on and therefore past the dates.
It is not renewed so the clock does not start again.
You are carrying on from the existing date of expiry
I am really really sorry it is not better news.
It is worded very badly, so it favours the agent.If you refuse to pay, you could get a Judge who is sympathetic, but there is no guarantee of that.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today, please?
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