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    Change Of Tenants Without Agreement

    We had tenants on an AST agreement which was allowed to continue and become a periodic agreement. They eventually decided to move out but found new tenants themselves who now occupy but have not signed an agreement. So far rent has been paid up but we're concerned about what happens if we cannot get the new tenants to sign an agreement. If we need to end the tenancy and don't have a written agreement for these tenants what are our legal rights? Can we apply the terms of the original agreement to them as we did not arrange the new occupancy?

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    by leasee123
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    02-12-2021, 09:56 AM
  • End of tenancy questions
    by leasee123

    I am a landlord and the current tenancy is coming close to the end of the AST fixed period. I am unsure what the process is when it comes to things like increasing rent and section 21 etc. I am using an agent for tenant find and they do the negotiating with the tenants (and of course...
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    by bob369
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    by bob369

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  • Reply to End of tenancy questions
    by jpkeates
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  • Reply to End of tenancy questions
    by leasee123
    But what happens if tenants don't leave (when it was originally agreed they would), can I charge them the higher rent? Because a section 13 would not have been served (given it was agreed they would leave at the end of the fixed term) would I still be allowed to charge them a higher rent?
    02-12-2021, 09:43 AM
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