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Hello, if I have signed short hold tenancy agreement with private

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Hello, if I have signed short hold tenancy agreement with private landlord for 6 months only and landlord is going to change the contract after this 6 months (increase rent price) should I give him leaving notice before end of the tenancy in that situation? And if so, when should I do it? Or should I just leave the property?
Hi

Thanks for your patience.

If you have signed an assured shorthold tenancy agreement with a fixed term of 6 months and you do not wish to remain in the property for any longer than the fixed then you are not required under law to give the landlord any notice in order to leave the property.

You will see that this is confirmed here:-
http://www.tenancyagreementservice.co.uk/ending-a-tenancy-agreement.htm#What-if-the-tenants-just-leave

Please refer to the penultimate paragraph under the heading “Ending a fixed term tenancy agreement” for confirmation.

In practice though, it’s usually sensible to let the landlord know what you are doing in good time before expiry because not doing so can provoke a landlord in to being difficult about the return of the deposit.


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