I currently rent a property but have purchased a new house. I asked the landlord via the agent to put me on to a 1 month rolling agreement but they refused. instead they offered me a 3 month agreement only which would take me up until the end of January. The problem I have is that my new property is ready to move into Mid December. I have rented this place for 3 years and been a very good tenant so this has annoyed me somewhat. However it just so happens I have not signed the new tenancy agreement.
What would happen if I refused to sign the new agreement? I am still obviously paying my rent and will do including December but I don’t want to pay rent for January when it’ll be empty.
I have asked the agent to market the property and told them I will be moving out in December but they ate chasing the new tenancy agreement.
Can the landlord keep my deposit even though I am not in contract at the moment?
Any advice appreciated