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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!


    Mike
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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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