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EICR Mandatory or not

Is it mandatory to have an EICR when an existing tenant renews their 6 month AST and/or if no new agreement is signed but the tenant stays on at the property on a month by month basis at the end of the existing 6 month AST

It is mandatory when they renew ast. Periodic isnt mandatory but you would still need it by March 2021 when it will apply to all tenancies.

Periodic is also mandatory I’m afraid.

My understanding is the same as Peter. Upon renewal not periodic - until March 2021 that is

Sorry I meant Richard🤦‍♀️

It depends on the type of periodic tenancy. Assuming you have used the open rent ast you will have a contractual periodic tenancy as periodic tenancy is referred to in original AST and this is therefore not deemed a new tenancy for eicr so you wouldn’t need it until march 21. If you used a different AST which didn’t refer to periodic tenancy then it would be deemed a statutory periodic tenancy which is classed as a new tenancy so you would need a eicr before it lapsed into periodic.

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Thankyou for the advice Richard19

Yes, sorry, I should have been clearer that I was referring to SPT not CPT.