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Moved in end of May 2013, signed 6 month contract running to end of November. LL owns several properties, but uses a letting agent.

Strangely, I have just been sent a "Tenancy Renewal" email by the agent. There are no renewal fees, I checked before I moved.

I am assuming that they effectively want me to commit to another 6 months – which in my view, benefits them more than it benefits me. There is no fee associated with the renewal.

I would be happier going onto a rolling tenancy. I am gearing up to start applying for new jobs, so I might want to move before next May. I’m tempted to tell them I don’t want to sign up for 6 months.

What is the likelihood they will give me notice if I fail to cooperate? Or are they likely to back down as long as I am paying the rent?

Anybody been in the same situation?

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I have just been sent a "Tenancy Renewal" email by the agent.

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I am assuming that they effectively want me to commit to another 6 months – which in my view, benefits them more than it benefits me.

Id read the email first of all?

Presumably it would say what they mean by a renewal!

If you don't respond and are in the property beyond the end date you are automatically on the periodic rolling month tenancy.

edit - I just re-read and you say the end date is end of november, this is an early request for a renewal perhaps the owner fears a void over the christmas period? First thing to do if it were me is nothing. You're under no obligation to make a commitment like that this far ahead, ignore their attempts at contacting you for a few weeks. Eventually if they kept trying I would reply and say you are going on to the statutory periodic rolling month. And leave it at that. Tell them, don't ask them.

Edited by cybernoid

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Quote from that site 'Do you allow tenancys to go periodic?'

My emphasis. They are so ignorant. Not up to you sunshine.

They as a whole seem to have a real problem with realising the tenant is a paying customer. I am an ideal tenant. And I will avoid landlords that use agents I have had bad experiences of or who have ridiculous terms or are idiots when dealing with them in person, and I will avoid landlords who share those traits and/or demonstrate ignorance of the fundamentals of the business they are in.

Most good tenants would, as we tend to be a smart bunch. They cut their noses to spite their faces with their holier than thou attitudes and deserve every bad tenant they get as a result.

They aren't losing enough money already they want to have an attitude towards their customers as well? Clowns.

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Hello

I am in a similar position, my 6 month period expires in a week or so.

Last week I received letter from Agent basically saying do you wish to renew for 6 months, or receive a Section 21 :angry:

I've sent back a letter (also copied to LL) politely stating by preference is to extend as a periodic tenancy.

My intention is to enter into no further communication on the subject (due to the tone of the letter received from the Agent).

I will let you know what happens!

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Hello

I am in a similar position, my 6 month period expires in a week or so.

Last week I received letter from Agent basically saying do you wish to renew for 6 months, or receive a Section 21 :angry:

I've sent back a letter (also copied to LL) politely stating by preference is to extend as a periodic tenancy.

My intention is to enter into no further communication on the subject (due to the tone of the letter received from the Agent).

I will let you know what happens!

It will be interesting to see if the landlord is even aware of this. My guess is that they are not.

I would ignore them for the week it takes to go on to the periodic and see what they do. If they want an empty property they could give me a section 21, if they did that to me they wouldn't have any viewings during the remainder of my tenancy, in response to an act like that I would get militant about it and change the locks to prevent any sneaky viewings whilst I was out and I would ensure they had a void period at the very least.

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I would ignore them for the week it takes to go on to the periodic and see what they do. If they want an empty property they could give me a section 21, if they did that to me they wouldn't have any viewings during the remainder of my tenancy, in response to an act like that I would get militant about it and change the locks to prevent any sneaky viewings whilst I was out and I would ensure they had a void period at the very least.

I feel pretty much the same.

I'm going to let mine go periodic & and if they want to evict me and take the void, they can crack on.

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