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Is this a residential assured shorthold tenancy?
What is the term of the tenancy?Tom
What is the fixed term of the tenancy agreement?
When does it expire?
You had written tenancy agreement and the length of this tenancy agreement was two years. This has expired and you have not received a further tenancy agreement and have just continued to stay in the property and pay monthly rent.
is this correct?
If your assured shorthold tenancy agreement has expired the it has now become a statutory periodic tenancy. This means that the tenancy continues on the same terms but from one rent period to the next (so from month to month if you pay your rent monthly)
This means that your landlord can at any time serve you with a s21 Housing Act 1988 notice requiring possession. The notice period for this is two months and must expire on the final day of a rent period.
He can do this at any time regardless of whether you request repair.
He can only raise the rent if you agree to or if he serves a s21 notice and before the notice period expires offers you a new tenancy on different terms (ie. at a higher rent).
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