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    Paying landlord's renewal fees for tenancy

    We have completed the 6 month agreement which finishes at the beginning of September but know we will be moving in the middle of October. To leave after the 6 month period we need to give a months notice. Our landlord charges £75 to renew the lease which I assume is for a further 6 months so can we avoid paying this fee by letting the contract roll until the middle of september when we give our official notice?

    Thanks

    #2
    If you are certain of your moving plans, I would advise your landlord of the situation now so that, with a bit of luck he will allow your tenancy to run on as a statutory periodic one until you leave. He should also appreciate the extra notice to enable him to find a replacement tenant. Unless he has already served you with a valid section 21 notice, he in any event must give you two months notice to leave so this will fit in well with your timescale.

    P.P.
    Any information given in this post is based on my personal experience as a landlord, what I have learned from this and other boards and elsewhere. It is not to be relied on. Definitive advice is only available from a Solicitor or other appropriately qualified person.

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      #3
      Thanks for that. Ill give that a go tomorrow and let you know the outcome

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        #4
        The Landlord CHARGES for a new AST!! cheeky git, agents I can understand, but you are saving them advertising and reference fees by staying. As has been said I would let the AST run on, if you are thinking of moving out in 6 weeks issue notice.. so long as you have found somewhere! Let the LL know your intentions.
        GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING: I am a woman and am therefore prone to episodes of PMT... if you don't like what I have to say you can jolly well put it in your pipe and SMOKE IT!!

        Oh and on a serious note... I am NOT a Legal person and therefore anything I post could be complete and utter drivel... but its what I have learned in the University called Life!

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          #5
          Originally posted by justaboutsane View Post
          The Landlord CHARGES for a new AST!! cheeky git, agents I can understand, but you are saving them advertising and reference fees by staying. As has been said I would let the AST run on, if you are thinking of moving out in 6 weeks issue notice.. so long as you have found somewhere! Let the LL know your intentions.
          A landlord is likely to have admninistration costs too so just because he is doing it on his own doesn't mean he shouldn't make a reasonable charge.
          The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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