Notice period on "extended" tenancy

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    I rented a flat on a 12 month AST. Once the fixed term expired, I signed an addendum extending the agreement for a further 12 months, but with a 2 month notice period from both the landlord and tenant's side.

    Hands up, I didn't read it properly, and assumed that there was only one month's notice to be given by the tenant, as would normally be the case on a periodic tenancy.

    I have never come across this sort of addendum - my only experience is with tenancies which become periodic once the fixed term ends (in which case 1 month from tenant), or the signing of a new tenancy agreement once the fixed term expires.

    Is my signing of an addendum stating it will extend the existing tenancy in effect creating a new fixed term tenancy agreement, meaning I have to abide by the 2 month's notice, or is the addendum merely creating a periodic tenancy?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

  • #2
    I think the answer to your question lies in your post:

    I signed an addendum extending the agreement for a further 12 months


    • #3
      Yeeees, thank you for pointing that out. I didn't know whether one *could* extend the agreement, or whether one had to sign a completely new one for it to be valid. The law is not always so straightforward to the average layperson...


      • #4
        Quite straightforward in this case. If you endorse an agreement: The parties agree that this agreement is extended for one year and sign it you get what it says on the tin.


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