Looking for advice on our tenancy end situation as it seems we have a disagreement with the property manager. He’s saying we have to give a months notice after the end date, which we are still liable for rent but this doesnt make any sense because its not in the contract.
Below outlines the exact wordings of the tenancy agreement terms:
"ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY AGREEMENT
The term of the tenancy A TERM OF 12 Months
BEGINNING ON: 10th of December 2018
ENDING ON: 9th of December 2019"
There are no further clauses in the document which mentions any sort of notice, except in the case of the break clause.
I’ve been in contact with the property manager to give him the heads up that we have decided to move out on or before the last day being the 9th.
My words to him:
“In accordance with my tenancy agreement, I’m letting you know that all tenants will be leaving on or before the 9th of December 2019.”
And his exact response:
" You are welcome to leave on the 9th, but as I have explained to you over the phone, you still need to give 1 months notice to terminate the tenancy agreement. When you signed into the tenancy, there was a fixed minimum term, which does ends on the 9th of December, this does not mean that your tenancy just automatically ends.
I can confirm that we have accepted your notice dated the 29th November 2019 and with your 1 months’ notice now in place to terminate the tenancy, which will run and terminate on 9th January 2020."
This feels very contradictory to any advice I’ve found when it comes to leaving on the last day. We are becoming increasingly nervous about this situation. Can someone please help me to understand what is exactly happening here?