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    • mike84edwards
    • By mike84edwards 7th Mar 18, 6:19 PM
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    Tennancy renewal fee help
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:19 PM
    Tennancy renewal fee help 7th Mar 18 at 6:19 PM
    Hi all,

    My tenancy agreement is due for renewal and there is a renewal fee of £72 in my existing contract.

    However, the letting agency is trying to get me to pay this before sending the new agreement. This seems completely wrong to me. Why would I pay an extension fee before knowing what the new terms are?

    I have questioned this and they have confirmed that they won't send me the e-document to be signed until they receive the payment.

    My current agreement actually ended in Feb and they've only just got round to sending me a new one (they are useless!). Does this change anything, or am I still within my rights to say I'm not paying an extension fee until I know what the terms are?

    And seeing as how the agreement has ended, could I technically leave and not have to give them any notice? Or would the terms of the old agreement still exist as a rolling contract?

    Thanks in advance!

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    • martinlewisjunior
    • By martinlewisjunior 7th Mar 18, 6:44 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:44 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:44 PM
    Don!!!8217;t pay, just move onto a rolling contract.
    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 7th Mar 18, 7:46 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 7:46 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 7:46 PM
    Do nothing, don't sign, stay. Your tenancy continues monthly, for ever, same terms
    • stator
    • By stator 7th Mar 18, 8:55 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 8:55 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 8:55 PM
    If your old tenancy agreement has ended by even a single day then you have entered either a:
    Statutory periodic tenancy
    or a
    Contractual periodic tenancy.
    Which you have depends on whether your original tenancy says what happens after the tenancy expires. If it says that your tenancy continues on a month to month basis, then you have a contractual periodic. If your existing tenancy says nothing about what happens when it ends, then you have a statutory periodic tenancy.

    Either way, unless you want a new tenancy agreement, ignore the agency and don't pay the money.

    If you DO want another 6 month tenancy (not sure why you would) then yes, I completely agree with you, you should say to them "I am not paying anything until I see the full terms and conditions of the new agreement." Do not say anything else.
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