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26-03-2010, 22:57 PM
If two people are renting a house and their original landlord sells the property, say half way through the occupants tenancy period. The original tenancy continues until its termination does it. I mean the new landlord cant ask for more money/deposit/etc can they, or can they?

Does the same apply to to a change of managing agent half way through a tenancy period?

26-03-2010, 23:01 PM
New LandLord or Agency can't alter anything whilst Tenant is still within the 6 or 12 month AST (unless the Tenant has done something dumb to void the AST, like use the place as a brothel or something).

27-03-2010, 02:04 AM
New landlord has to honour existing fixed term tenancy, but could increase the rent on a periodic tenancy using the normal rules. New landlord is obliged to provide you with his address in England or Wales for the service of documents before any rent is payable.

A new agent is irelevant, because they are just employees of the landlord and as such, the landlords rights etc remain unchanged by change of agent.

01-04-2010, 15:29 PM
T should not recognise new L, nor pay anything at all to new L, unless new L serves on T:
a. old L's Letter of Authority;
b. Notice under s.3 of LTA 1985; and
c. Notice under s.48 of LTA 1987.
As to L's Letting Agent [A], any change in agency is irrelevant. T has no contract with A, only with L.