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That’s correct. If it is an AST it just continues on. You would need to give a month’s notice if you wanted to go and the landlord would need to give (currently because of the COVID rules) 6 month’s notice.
However, if you wanted to protect yourself for longer you could try and enter into another fixed term.
Yes, the current AST with all the terms etc continues on periodically. It isn’t being changed as such, it will continue to be in force but on a periodic basis. Otherwise you would simply have to vacate at the end of the 3 year period. There doesn’t have to be an agreement, that is just the law. Give you protection to remain in the property.
If you’re happy to stay and you can’t see yourself wanting to leave anytime soon, I’d try and get another fixed term. The 2 months notice is the usual landlord notice period outside the COVID legislation. Who knows when it might go back to 2 months, but I suspect it won’t be too long.
That’s correct. if it’s a fixed term it will always be a fixed term for that length of period. Only after that will it become periodic.
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