A lease is a lease for your home. Governments have recognized the inviability of the home and have expanded the protection of tenants through the passage of laws that provide a minimum of rights for tenants. Tenants cannot band together from the rights contained in these laws. So, what are your thoughts? Are you for, against or indifferent to long-term rents? What do you propose? In the past, it was quite common for landlords to obtain a Section 21 lease on the first day of tenancy, so that tenants would know in advance that they would not renew after six months, which is no longer allowed. However, there is no reason why landlords should have a conversation with tenants anyway and tell them that they are not going to renew themselves – even better if landlords can make it clear that they are only looking for a tenant for six months if they advertise their rent. It is up to you and your landlord to agree on the length of the lease. 100% accept only 6 months to inform the tenants you are looking for long term – works well just in case. Large tenant can remain simple, renting increased as needed – no brokers no renewal fee, S21 if necessary. Recently, a tenant asked if he could have a long-term obligation to keep the rent equal if he did and that in one month, half of the partnership moved to give the announcement! It would not have been in his best interest. Just another tenant had moans about all kinds, exposed S21 for various reasons and court – the property was completely renovated when they moved in, only the crate made 3 pierced/entered the doors and dirt everywhere.
Note, if one of the two parties who are dealing with agents then pay a horror and unnecessary fee – they will say they run a business BUT a good tenant who pays the rent doesn`t take the time to earn money there. Landlords and tenants who want a longer lease than the usual 6 or 12 months: rental contracts are unfortunately not like insurance, they do not suddenly become invalidated if circumstances change. Although, she really, really, really should be. I don`t know if I`ll have a roof over my head next week. Besides, it`s not so unusual (and I don`t know why) that owners require ownership of their BTLs because their personal living conditions have changed, and now they need their BTL for their own residence. 6 months are also quite common, and I have an enthusiastic fan of the duration because I feel it`s the safest, especially with tenants I don`t know or trust.