We rent a flat from a landlord that is a company. The assured short hold tenancy agreement has started 21 Nov 2009 and has been renewed every new 12 months. Each time, they charge a £90 admin fee, and they increased the rent every year from 1100, 1125, 1185, 1200 and 1300 pcm.
This is due for another 12month renewal in 21 Nov 2014, but we haven’t received yet any mail from them. The payment is taken by direct debit on the 1 of each calendar month. They haven’t also debited rent for 1 December.
As of now, we aren’t covered by any tenancy agreement…
Would you advice to proactively contacting them to sign a new 12months agreement? I am 100% sure they will want to increase to 1400.
Or would you just let it go until they realize their mistake?
Does the length of our stay in this flat has any legal bearing on our right to demand for example a 24 month tenancy agreement instead of 12?