My fixed term tenancy of 1 year expired on the 1st July. Previous to this the landlord wanted to carry on the tenancy but wanted to maintain the 3 month notice period. I stated that I could give him a month but he refused. I never actually accepted a 3month notice, or signed a new agreement. Nor did I formally object to these terms, believing that a periodic tenancy would ensue. On the 1st June I informed him that I would be at the property until the 31st August. On the 30th June I gave 2 months notice, to vacate on 31st August. He is insisting that since I never formally objected to the three month notice period, and since I only gave notice on the 30th June that I am liable for rent until the 30th sept unless he finds a tenant sooner.
I believe that officially we have a periodic agreement with 1 month notice since there is no signed agreement.
He says we have a new agreement since I never objected to his terms of a 3 month notice.
Has anyone been in a similar situation?