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    Our tenancy agreement came to an end on 31 Oct 06. The agency rang us in August 06 to ask if we'd like to renew (usual AST). We said we would. A week before 31 Oct they rang again to say the landlords had been chasing them for an answer and I explained that we had already told them in August that we would like to stay on. We were told that the person we had spoken to at the agency had left the company and the message hadn't got through. They assured me that a new contract would be with us before 31 Oct. We still have not received any contract to sign (I've rung the agents several time and been told (a) apologies it will be done immediately and (b) it's with the landlords and they haven't faxed/sent it back). I'm now starting to worry as we have no security of tenancy. We have been excellent tenants, no late payments, keep the place in top condition etc, etc.

    We want to stay where we are but are beginning to think that the LLs are up to something. I am considering writing to the agents and landlords to say that we are worried and would like immediate action. Grateful for advice and also assurance that they can't ask us to leave without 2 months' notice.

    Thanks - I know this sounds petty in comparison to other posts but I'm someone who likes everything written down and agreed and feel uneasy about the current situation.

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    Originally posted by Drannan View Post
    Our tenancy agreement came to an end on 31 Oct 06. The agency rang us in August 06 to ask if we'd like to renew (usual AST). We said we would. A week before 31 Oct they rang again to say the landlords had been chasing them for an answer and I explained that we had already told them in August that we would like to stay on. We were told that the person we had spoken to at the agency had left the company and the message hadn't got through. They assured me that a new contract would be with us before 31 Oct. We still have not received any contract to sign (I've rung the agents several time and been told (a) apologies it will be done immediately and (b) it's with the landlords and they haven't faxed/sent it back). I'm now starting to worry as we have no security of tenancy. We have been excellent tenants, no late payments, keep the place in top condition etc, etc.

    We want to stay where we are but are beginning to think that the LLs are up to something. I am considering writing to the agents and landlords to say that we are worried and would like immediate action. Grateful for advice and also assurance that they can't ask us to leave without 2 months' notice.

    Thanks - I know this sounds petty in comparison to other posts but I'm someone who likes everything written down and agreed and feel uneasy about the current situation.
    You DO have security. The term has ended but the tenancy lingers on- becomes periodic version of itself. If no s.21 Notice served, you can remain as before; even if s.21, you would have 2-3 months to vacate.
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