I have an AST (assured shorthold tenancy). The fixed term is about to expire and neither I nor the landlord intend to end the tenancy. According to all explanations that I could find, the tenancy will automatically become periodic (1 month rolling contract).
However, the agency claims that the landlord does not accept a periodic tenancy and insists that a new fixed term contract is signed. The agency claims that a periodic tenancy would require written explicit permission by the landlord.
I think they agency is incorrect. I don’t think a written permission is required. I think that, if the tenants cannot be convinced to sign a new agreement, the landlord will have to end the tenancy with a 2-months notice period in order to end the automatic periodic tenancy. Is this correct?
Does the 2-months period have to end with a day on which the rent would usually be paid (i.e. a whole number of months after the start of the tenancy)?
Thanks a lot for your help!