I’ve been renting from the same landlord for 5 years with 5 consecutive fixed term short hold tenancies. Each year, two months prior the end of the tenancy I would receive a contract renewal request and rent increase request by the landlord.
However this year I didn’t hear from the landlord two months before the end of the tenancy. I assumed I was going to switch to a period contract by default.
However the landlord got in touch with me only 2 weeks before the end of the tenancy asking for a rent increase and apologizing that they forgot to get in touch with us sooner.
Is the landlord in the legal position to expect a rent increase?
Or am I in the legal position to expect a periodic/rolling tenancy considering that the landlord failed to provide enough notice (2 months) to renew/renegotiate the contract?
please note I’m currently in the final 2 weeks of my fixed term contract.
Thanks for your help