Report New Rule And Way Of Thinking in House prices and the economy Posted February 8, 2010 I would have gladly remained renting for ever, if not for the ridiculous 6 month tenancy "agreements". If renters were offered some more security from feckless (often amateur btl) landlords, as in much of Europe, then it would be more far more attractive. And dare I add, more of a win-win situation as opposed to the usual Baron-Serf setup this country is so well-known for. (and btw - I did meet your somewhat strange criteria!) You can ask your landlord for a longer agreement i.e 5 years why don't you? I am a landlord and would gladly accept.