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Just checking new AST

We have a tenant on a rolling contract and they would like a new AST. There will be an increase so can we just issue the new AST to them without any other paperwork.

"I can lead you to the money saving well but cannot make you drink from it"

As mum always said "don't respond to imbeciles just ignore them" wise words mum 
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  • theartfullodger
    theartfullodger Posts: 14,362
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    edited 24 January at 9:59AM
    Easiest is just issue an s13 notice to increase rent.

    More incentive on tenant to abide by contract if periodic.  

    Much less paperwork.  (Unless original AST & other paperwork incomplete  & valid s21 not possible " see googling "nearly legal section 21" )
  • MultiFuelBurner
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    Easiest is just issue an s13 notice to increase rent.

    More incentive on tenant to abide by contract if periodic.  

    Much less paperwork.  (Unless original AST & other paperwork incomplete  & valid s21 not possible " see googling "nearly legal section 21" )
    Yes I would like to formally issue the how to rent document. We always provide and email link but can not see if this is sufficient to the how to rent gov.uk link or whether or not we have to print it all off.

    Our new tenancy documents have a page to confirm the tenant has received the how to rent, EPC, electrical/gas certificates.
    "I can lead you to the money saving well but cannot make you drink from it"

    As mum always said "don't respond to imbeciles just ignore them" wise words mum 
  • theartfullodger
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    have you checked the nearly legal checklist?
  • mexican_dave
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    We have a tenant on a rolling contract and they would like a new AST. There will be an increase so can we just issue the new AST to them without any other paperwork.


    Sorry to be dim, but you say your tenant is requesting a new AST, sorry that doesn't make sense. Unless there has been some massive change to the property like you have built an extension, then you would want to issue a new AST and inventory. But if as the other contributors suggest it's only a rent rise then just issue the notice of rent rise (section 13 notice). If the tenant has lost the original AST then just give them a copy. As the others have said make sure you have all other paperwork in place.
  • BobT36
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    ^ As he says, they're on a rolling. Clearly they want a new 'fix' 
  • mexican_dave
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    BobT36 said:
    ^ As he says, they're on a rolling. Clearly they want a new 'fix' 
    We don't know they want a Fixed Term contract, that's just a guess. We can only work with what we are given by the OP. So the question to the OP is: are you saying the T wants a new Fixed Term AST?

  • MultiFuelBurner
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    edited 31 January at 10:18AM
    BobT36 said:
    ^ As he says, they're on a rolling. Clearly they want a new 'fix' 
    We don't know they want a Fixed Term contract, that's just a guess. We can only work with what we are given by the OP. So the question to the OP is: are you saying the T wants a new Fixed Term AST?

    I was quite clear

    We have a tenant on a rolling contract and they would like a new AST. There will be an increase so can we just issue the new AST to them without any other paperwork.


    They, the tenants, have requested a new AST for security for the next year as they can see rents are going sky high nearby. 

    I was just checking and thanks to all who responded all paperwork present and correct and their new 12 month AST starts next week and they are very happy.

    "I can lead you to the money saving well but cannot make you drink from it"

    As mum always said "don't respond to imbeciles just ignore them" wise words mum 
  • mexican_dave
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    Sorry to seem churlish, but no, the thread only says the T wanted a new AST, not a Fixed Term AST to replace the Periodic AST.
  • theartfullodger
    theartfullodger Posts: 14,362
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    Do nothing unless it suits YOU to issue a new AST. (IMHO no point).

    If you do offer a new AST have a chat with tenant and see if there's anything they'd like.. (Say permission to decorate something, new mains/TV/satellite/broadband outlets, New doors/windows/furniture - WotEva..)

    You then might have a happier tenant wanting to stay even longer & tenant thinks they one 
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