Some considerable time ago I explained this issue of statutory periodic tenancies and how to approach it with landlords, first to argue that it is merely a statutory continuation of the contractual tenancy, and if unlike most landlords they don’t go away, concede that a fee would be paid at the outset, and no more.
Originally Posted by DeeLee
It has net with some success. In one case on here a token fee was requested instead by one of the big landlords.
The difficulty that the landlords have is that they need a fixed end date and are trying to force some indication, as well as generate fees. They might put in 1 year or act on the understanding that the L & T agreed to continue for "about a year" on the SPT.
The argument is not so much about the SPT but where that the tenancy r occupation is consigned to history, perhaps only the most recent fee is due- a point LC has already made. Even if the lease states that they must be served it relates to an act where someone occupies the premises. If that person is now gone, or their occupation rights changed ( AST to SPT), there is no need for that ( historic) notice, and as argued no need for an historic fee.
Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers. More ramblings atleaseholdpropertymanager.blogspot.com