Tenancy renewal dilemma

My tenancy is due to renew tomorrow. I signed the renewal agreement over a month ago, but my landlord is yet to do this. Should I pay my rent as normal, or hold off until I receive the signed tenancy contract? I am reluctant to pay until a legal agreement is in place, but at the same time I don’t want to ruin my good payment record over the past two years.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

what do you have to lose when you are paying as normal?

Good question. It’s just the principal of the matter. It doesn’t feel right paying rent on a tenancy that the landlord has not legally agreed to.

I’m guessing you would just pay as normal?

Also, the agent told me the signed agreement had been sent by email, but I can see in my lettings portal that the landlord has not even signed electronically yet, so the email can’t possible have been generated as it’s an automated system.

If he doesn’t sign it will automatically convert to a rolling periodic tenancy so you will still have a legal tenancy agreement.

You do need to carry on paying.


Exactly as Richard19 says.