we moved into our rented house last September, and because I had adverse credit I had to pay my six months up front (over 3k) and my partner pays his monthly. When the six months was up and we extended our lease (we intend to stay a few years at least) the landlord wanted the same again for another six month lease. As we have to pay fees to the agents every time they renew the lease is it unreasonable to ask for a 12 month lease next time and to drop the advance payment? I can’t afford 12 months in advance. We are excellent tenants and I paid my rent in my previous flat on time every month for nearly three years. They supplied a reference for me to confirm this. Thanks in advance.