Fixed term tenancy ended - but LL put up rent - still Periodic Tenancy?

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    Hi there

    I have passed the end of my fixed term tenancy contract so understand I should be in Periodic tenancy mode now and only have to give 1 months notice (initial contract stipulated 2 months). However he has put the rent up in an e-mail which I have agreed to via e-mail. Is this therefore now a new agreement and therefore under same terms as the initial contract?

    I'm now buying, but worried about giving 2 months notice in case the sale falls through and he finds another tenant. Would be much happier giving 1 months notice if legally ok to do so.

    Thanks, Bibi.

  • #2
    No, it's not a new agreement, you are fine. Presuming your rent is paid monthly, you have to give a minimum of one months notice which must expire on the last day of a tenancy period (ie the same day of the month as your 'contract' ended).

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    • #3
      You only have to give one months' notice. The same stutory provision saying that tenancies continue as statutory periodic after the fixed term specifically disapplies any clauses requiring a particular period of notice in the original contract
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      The above represents my own opinion, derived from personal knowledge and should not be relied upon as definitive or accurate advice. It is offered free of charge and may contain errors or omissions or be an inaccurate opinion of the law. I accept no liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of relying on the above.

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      • #4
        Many thanks for your responses - very useful.

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