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    SPT or renewal?

    Hi all,

    I am curious as to how many of the LL in the forum would allow a good tenant to stay on an Periodic Tenancy or evict if they dont renew.

    I have been in the property for 9 months now and the LA are saying I need to renew or give notice myself as 'they dont do periodic tenancies'! I do not want to renew as I find it restricting to my career to renew every 6 months and 3 months ahead). I get on well with the landlady but she is quite ignorant about ASTs. She thought that the contract expires and I would have to renew. I think I have convinced her initially that the AST is valid on the SPT but the agents are quite aggresive in telling her that it is best for her to evict. To me that doesnt make any sense as I consider us good tenants (a professional couple in a 4 bedroom house, salaries easily covering the rent, paying by standing order, never lost £1 of my deposit) and the agents get £300 from the landlady for every new tenant.

    I was just wondering if the LLs in the forum do fixed term only.
    All views posted reflect my personal opinion only and do not constitute professional advice which I am not qualified or knowledgeable enough to provide.

    #2
    So, is the landlady of the understanding that you may leave giving a months notice, but happy for you to stay until this day actually arrives, whether it be in a month or 10 years from now?
    Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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      #3
      I believe she is now. I have tried to explain it to her despite what the LA say.

      Anyway my post was to ask other LLs in here, if they are OK with SPTs or prefer to give notice to the tenants if they dont renew.
      All views posted reflect my personal opinion only and do not constitute professional advice which I am not qualified or knowledgeable enough to provide.

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        #4
        Originally posted by MSaxp View Post
        I think I have convinced her initially that the AST is valid on the SPT but the agents are quite aggresive in telling her that it is best for her to evict. To me that doesnt make any sense as I consider us good tenants (a professional couple in a 4 bedroom house, salaries easily covering the rent, paying by standing order, never lost £1 of my deposit) and the agents get £300 from the landlady for every new tenant.

        I was just wondering if the LLs in the forum do fixed term only.
        However aggressive the agent is, even if he serves a s.21 notice on LL's behalf, only the LL can actually take action to evict you. Assuming she doesn't know how to DIY, the agent might try to encourage her by, say, pointing her in the direction of an eviction firm, but I think she might at that point question why it'd be a good idea to spend hundreds evicting a reliable tenant.

        You could try giving this link to your LL, which explains SPTs in very simple terms. You can point out that the blog is written by a solicitor specialist in LL/T law - http://www.landlordlawblog.co.uk/201...dic-tenancies/

        As a LL, I would be perfectly happy, in these circumstances, to continue with the tenancy as a SPT after fixed term expiry.

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          #5
          Anyone else? I was hoping to just get a feel for how comfortable the LLs in this forum are with SPTs
          All views posted reflect my personal opinion only and do not constitute professional advice which I am not qualified or knowledgeable enough to provide.

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            #6
            My tenant is on an SPT, by not tying him into a fixed term I give myself the flexibility to end the tenancy as appropriate.

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