My boyfriend and I are renting a flat and our contract runs out in just over 6 weeks. Our landlord has been pressuring us for the last 2 weeks to sign a new tenancy agreement and has said if we don’t let him know by today then he will start re-advertising the property. We have a fixed term contract with no notice period written in (although I believe even if is, it’s not 100% legal). I feel he is being quite pushy and aggressive.
Our problem is we are planning on moving to a new city and I am waiting to hear back on a job offer which is why we don’t know whether we are going to stay or leave yet. I will hear back within the next week which would in any case give him a month’s notice (despite us legally not having to) which I think is fair and polite.
Can he legally start advertising if we haven’t said we want to leave? And what would be the case if say someone signed a contract for the flat tomorrow? Would we have to move out even if we decided we want to stay? Do we not have any rights as current tenants?
Thank you in advance 🙂