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    • Bearly
    • By Bearly 19th May 17, 2:51 PM
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    Charge To Renew Rolling Tenancy Enforceable?
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    • 19th May 17, 2:51 PM
    Charge To Renew Rolling Tenancy Enforceable? 19th May 17 at 2:51 PM
    I was just looking at tenancy fees from different agencies in my area and one states this:

    "£50.00 to renew any tenancy, whether fixed term assured shorthold or ‘rolling’ statutory periodic tenancies"

    Would that actually be enforceable for a rolling contract? It seems unfair to charge a fee for doing nothing. I was just wondering if you would have to stump up the cost if say it went as far as court or would they see this as ridiculous?

    Just wondering. Certainly an agency I will avoid!

    Thanks for your input.
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    • Miss Samantha
    • By Miss Samantha 19th May 17, 2:54 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 2:54 PM
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    It's not necessarily unfair.

    The main issue, I think, is rather for them to show that you are liable: You do not have any agreement with the agency and a statutory periodic tenancy arises automatically. Based on this how could they claim that you owe them anything?
    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 19th May 17, 2:56 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 2:56 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 2:56 PM
    I suspect not enforceable (well, put it like this: They charge you, you don't pay, would they take you to court?)

    But, not sure.. See what others say... Certainly a great way to get a reputation of being a greedy, grasping, loathsome business
    • G_M
    • By G_M 19th May 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 4:58 PM
    It's a great way to get 70% of their tenants (or are you a landlord) to pay a fee.

    If a periodic tenancy arises automatically, then the agent has not 'renewed' anything. So the fee would not be due.

    Be one of the 30% who decline to pay.

    (my statistics are plucked out of thin air....)
    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 19th May 17, 5:02 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 5:02 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 5:02 PM
    200% of people agree with G_M!


    It's a nice idea, but they would never test this in court.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 19th May 17, 5:06 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 5:06 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 5:06 PM
    200% of people agree with G_M!
    Originally posted by Guest101
    Yeah but think of the thousands who don't......
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 19th May 17, 5:07 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 5:07 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 5:07 PM
    I looked at all their charges.
    maxinelester.co.uk/tenant-fees-to-pay

    They know how to make things up don't they. £55 to ask the LL if he'll let you have a pet.... pfft.

    Worra loada robberz.
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