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Can a periodic tenancy run on indefinitely after the original

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Can a periodic tenancy run on indefinitely after the original AST Agreement
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 4 years ago.
Thank your for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

-Could you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The original AST agreement started on 1st February 1999 and finished on 31st January 2000. The same tenants have remained in the property at the same rent of £500 pcm on a periodic. The landlord has not put the rent up because the property requires a lot of work and she does not want to spend the money, and the tenants have been happy with this arrangement. Another agent will be taking over the management and have questioned the periodic tenancy. They claim that it cannot continue beyond three years! I have always understood that a periodic can go on as long as everyone is in agreement.

Expert:  Remus2004 replied 4 years ago.

Yes, you are right.

A periodic tenancy carries on until one or the other of you gives notice upon it. There's no time limit.

There are time limits upon ASTs but thats not what you are dealing with here.

You are absolutely right upon the point. I would love to know what she thinks the tenancy currently is if its not a periodic or an AST!

Can I clarify anything for you?