We are currently in a six-month Tenancy Agreement that ends on 16th October. We have signed a letter to say we want to extend the Tenancy for a further six months but have changed our minds and now want to buy. Can we withdraw that letter?
Once your current Fixed Term Tenancy expires you can continue to occupy the premises under the terms of the same Tenancy Agreement without necessarily entering into a new one.
You may have indicated to your Landlord that you wish to stay living at the property, but the reality is your existing Fixed Term Tenancy has yet to expire and if you held over under the terms of the Assured Shorthold Tenancy beyond 16th October you would be entitled to vacate on the appropriate written notice.
It’s, therefore, not too late to notify your Landlord that you do not intend to remain at the property and will, therefore, be vacating the premises on 16th October.
* Emyr Pierce is Managing Director of Emyr Pierce Solicitors in Rhiwbina, Cardiff, Western Mail Conveyancer of the Year, specialising in Domestic and Commercial Property. Contact www.emyrpierce.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org