Tenants rights – statutory periodic tenancy

Tenants rights – statutory periodic tenancy

9:19 AM, 5th July 2014, About 7 years ago 52

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I have been a tenant in a property for two years now and have had to sign 6 month contracts.  Tenants rights - statutory periodic tenancy

I refused to sign a new contract earlier this year and am now on periodic tenancy.

My landlord cant force me to sign a contract if I am still paying my rent can he?

Also he is wanting to up my rent, is he allowed to do this?

Thanks

Jan



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by Mark Alexander

16:22 PM, 11th July 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Hemi Tanna" at "11/07/2014 - 15:08":

It is one month for s13, I made a mistake and I apologise for any confusion caused. It is because my brother and I always give two months notice as standard which led to my confusion.
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by Hemi Tanna

13:20 PM, 14th July 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to Mark Alexander 11/7/13 - 16:22

Thanks for confirmation Mark, glad confusion is cleared up as I was worried I had incorrect information.

by Michelle light

20:03 PM, 15th January 2015, About 7 years ago

Hi iv never been on this before. Iam a Tennant and iam on a assured short hold tenancy agreement. It was for 6 months dated 1st april 2013. At the end of this time it carried on as a astatutory periodic tenancy. You must give at least 2 months notice to end it. This notice must end on the last day of a tenancy period. I gave my landlord my notice yesterday 14th January 2015. When must I pay my rent till? I have already paid January rent. Thanks

by Mark Lynham

9:14 AM, 16th January 2015, About 7 years ago

As a tenant it is my understanding that you have to give one months notice, it is the landlord that has to give two.
If you pay your rent on the 1st of each month and you served noticed on the 14th jan as far as im aware your notice could expire 28th Feb therefore your last rent would be 1st Feb.

by Michelle light

9:32 AM, 16th January 2015, About 7 years ago

Thanks for your reply. What I wrote last night that ia what my contract says. But my landlord is saying I have to give him 2 months as I have signed. Which im happy to do but dont see qhy I have to pay till end of march! He is saying because I pay monthly thats what I have to do. Is this 100 percent in what you are saying? I need as much help as I can. Thank you

by Mark Lynham

9:46 AM, 16th January 2015, About 7 years ago

My understanding of the law is that a tenant gives one month and a landlord gives two, it is clearly set out on the tenancies that I use from The Letting Centre.

He is correct in that whenever your notice is served it will always expire the last day of a rent payment period, so if it is two months notice then it would expire 31st March and your last rent payment would be 1st March. Its not around the date you give notice, ie, your last day wont be 13th March.

by Michelle light

10:07 AM, 16th January 2015, About 7 years ago

Ok thank you. So if that is what the law states. Am I still legally binded by my contract? And after a peridioc contract it goes to a rolling contract? So if I pay monthly its a monthly rolling one? So would I just have to give a months notice! Im confused!

by Mark Lynham

11:10 AM, 16th January 2015, About 7 years ago

my understanding of the law is that its always one months notice for a tenant and two months notice for a landlord.... is this a private landlord? and is the tenancy anyones in particular? ie is it one he's done himself..

With regards to your tenancy, if no further fixed term is agreed and you stay at the property after the expiry date the tenancy automatically becomes periodic, all the terms in the tenancy remain in force.

by Michelle light

12:15 PM, 16th January 2015, About 7 years ago

Yes he is a private landlord. And I think he done it himself.

by Michelle light

12:17 PM, 16th January 2015, About 7 years ago

Sorry so I have it stick to this agreement because I haven't signed another agreement?


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