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I had a lease for my commercial property - I rent a room in

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I had a lease for my commercial property - I rent a room in an old house and run my business from there. It was a fixed term, 1-year lease. Once the lease was up, I think I was issued another lease, but last time the lease term was up, a new lease was not issued. In the original lease, the contract could only be ended at the end of term of the lease and then with the tenant (me) giving 3 months notice of it wanting to end. (eg the lease is up in September, and I would have to tell them in the June that I wanted to go).

I would now like to end the tenancy. Can I assume that because I do not have a current lease, and I pay monthly, that I am on a month-to-month contract? Or am I tied into the original lease period of 1 year?

Also, would I then still be entitled to my deposit returned?

I am in Scotland if that makes any difference.

Many thanks

Elaine Dall
Thank you for your question.

The last lease has renewed itself for another year by what called tacit relocation. You should give three months notice before the end of the next term.

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