Extension of Tenancy Term (duration)

  • Extension of an AST must be carefully worded to avoid creating a new AST enforceable by the tenant for a minimum of 6 months.
  • If a tenant wishes to remain after the end of an AST for say a couple of weeks to attend a graduation ceremony but decided to remain for say another 6 months, the tenant could legally do absent a properly drafted Extension to AST.
  • This requires careful reference to the original AST for say 12 months to be extended by 12 days say.
  • This gets messy if a s.21 notice to quit has already been provided.

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Formerly a student living in a rented room my vision focused on excellence. Letting phenomenal student houses soon became more than a day job - more a way of life.

Continuing to look after our tenants I subsequently also founded what is widely recognised as a phenomenal student lettings agency.