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if a 12 month AST is coming to an end and the tenant and landlord

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if a 12 month AST is coming to an end and the tenant and landlord sign another 12 month AST is this regarded as a continuation of the original AST or is this a new tenancy contract? I was of the understanding that if it was a continuation the AST would need to read: RENEWAL OF AST?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 5 years ago.
Thank your for your question. I will try to help with this.

If you sign another AST them that is just a fresh contract. There is no need for it to read continuation as long as its otherwise compliant.

Sorry if thats bad news.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

This is the same tenant with the exact same lease. Is there anywhere it states that this is regarded as a continuation as we need to show this to the Landlord? Also, if anything is changed such as rent amount, due date or a second tenant is added is this still regarded as a continuation?

Expert:  Remus2004 replied 5 years ago.
Well, as I've said really, no.

I'm not sure how I can make that clearer.

You don't need anything commenting upon continuation in any way shape or form.

All you need is a new AST.