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Tenants should have a written agreement setting out the dates, rent and obligations of the landlord and tenant. However, at present, there may be a legal tenancy agreement without a written agreement, provided that the tenant is less than three years old, as the tenant is still entitled to full housing protection (1988, 1996, 2004). The tenant has the right to obtain a written agreement by law at the request of the landlord (or his enforcement agent) within 28 days of the start of the lease. The amount of notification you need to receive and the process your landlord must follow depends on the type of lease you have. If your landlord doesn`t follow the rules, you can challenge them. As a general rule, the notice period they must give varies up to 2 months. Contact your nearest citizen council for help if you want to end a common lease. If you have a periodic common lease, you can notify the termination of your lease without the consent of the other tenants, unless your lease says otherwise. It is important to be aware that if you finish your rent, it ends for everyone.

Explain why you want to cancel your lease prematurely, for example. B at your workplace that has changed, or you need to move to care for a parent. Moreover, landlords are often interested in renewing leases, as this triggers their right to a “renewal tax”. Don`t be persuaded. If the circumstances of your lease are that more flexible periodic rent is preferable, then they should accept it. They are not entitled to an annual fee, even if they wish! Don`t just leave the property or place the keys in your landlord`s mailbox after you`ve reached an agreement. If your landlord wants you to leave, they should inform you in a certain way, including certain information and warnings. It depends on the nature of the lease and its terms.

If you are in a situation where you have already signed a lease and feel that your rights have been denied, then you should speak to a Shelter advisor or consult a lawyer. If you are an insured tenant or a protected tenant, you must report it in writing. You have to resign at least 28 days in advance, but it could take longer – look what it says in your lease. When the lease ends with the mutual termination clause in the contract, the mandatory termination period is required. The break clause is visible in section 11 of our AST. Your landlord cannot increase your rent when he wishes. You have to follow certain rules if you want to pay more – these depend on the type of lease you have. Your rental agreement will usually indicate how much rent you have to pay and when you have to pay it. If you do not have a written agreement, the amount of rent you have to pay will be what you have agreed with your landlord.