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Should I be hugely concerned about this? The Landlord doesn't seem to be trying to kick me out.
maybe he thinks you've gone
He then stopped trying to kick me out.
I've seen him quite a bit recently and he seems happy for me to stay (plus I actually had a conversation a few weeks back about a new contract - it just hasn't happened yet)
i've just sublet a room from someone whose contract with the landlord expired in early 2007. no problem
Worry if you want, but there's really no need.
I think he's forgotten about me extending it to be honest. I'm quite happy to leave things as they are to be honest - it's just whether there's any danger of me getting fucked over by not having a contract...
it automatically becomes a rolling short term tenancy where you or your land lord have to give 2 notice if you want to leave/they want you to leave, its only of concern if you want long term security there
Obviously the danger with actually renewing the contract is
a) The rent might rise
b) I think agencies charge.
I'm pretty certain the Landlord's a decent guy anyway - even if he wasn't obliged to give me notice I'm sure he would.
not that I'm sure he'll kick me out for the hell of it.
not certain on the notice period but think it is 2 months, shelters website has loads of tenancy info, also they cant raise the rent without going through the proper procedure and it has to be agreed by you and you can appeal and stuff, so in a way having the rolling short term may be better than signing a new tenancy with an increased rent, although if you refuse a rent increase or new agreement he might decide to give notice
I guess in a way the fact he's not hurrying to renew it is a good sign as makes it less likely he wants to put the rent up (as if he did want to raise it you'd think he'd be pushing me to sign a new contract).
tried to retroactively raise the rent whilst also trying to kick us out, cant believe he actually thought it might work
(well definitely in scotland at least, assume there's something similar in England)
It's called tacit relocation and it's governed by the Housing Act 1988
and, whilst Tacit Relocation only exists in Scotland, English Law states that I now have a rolling contract (which would be monthly given that I pay rent every month) and, as such, I need to give a month's notice to move out. I haven't found it written anywhere yet but I'm sure the fact I'd need to give a month's notice to move must mean the Landlord has to give me a months' notice to kick me out. Which basically amounts to the same thing as the implications of Tacit Relocation, even if it means I only get a month's notice.