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if my landlord advertised the house we rent for long term let

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if my landlord advertised the house we rent for long term let and started me off with a shorthold 6 month tenancy but promised to renew it for longer, should he have to renew it for longer?
6 month to me is not a long term let.

Thanks for your question.

I don’t think that his statement that he would let it to you for longer once the initial tenancy has expired is enforceable. If you had not execute a written tenancy agreement and he verbally agreed to give you a tenancy for two years then it may be enforceable.

Suggesting that he would be amenable to renewing it for a longer period is not a legally binding offer to you unfortunately, it’s more an expectation. Landlords are not under any legal obligation to offer tenancies at long terms. It’s their property, they can dictate how long they want the length of term to be I’m afraid.

Once you have formally agreed a length of term for a set rent then this is a formal tenancy and therefore you can enforce it against the landlord, but everything up until that point is negotiation.

Sorry it could not be better news, but at least you will be in the property for at least another 3 months (minimum) because the landlord has not served the s21 notice.

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