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My landlord is not giving me a contract

Hi, I'm living at Leyton for 9 months but the landlord won't give me a contract. He always says: 'Okay wait a week' or 'I cant, I'm busy' but I still haven't got a contract from him. Can anyone help me please?

Asked on Feb 17 2012, General in London | Report content

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  • So stop paying rent until he does.

    Answered on Feb 17 2012, Report content
  • I would consult a solicitor immediately, but your landlord may have inadvertently done you a huge favour. By failing to give you a tenancy agreement and the fact that you have been resident for 9 months means your tenancy (I believe) may become converted to an "assured tenancy". This is a very good situation for you: - you may be able to get a fair rent fixed and enforced by your local council; - your landlord has given up virtually all rights to ask you to leave the property except in some very extreme circumstances (non payment of rent or damage to the property etc.). If your landlord now does offer you an Assured Shorthold tenancy - I would definitely consult a solicitor - you may be better off not to sign.

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    Answered on Feb 25 2012, Report content
  • Hey - I did some more research and you will only be granted an assured tenancy if it began before 1997 - which is clearly not the case. Even though you have no written agreement, you will have an Assured Shorthold Tenancy by default which means that all law relating to the Assured Shorthold tenancy applies. Incidentally, it appears that your landlord may be committing a criminal offence by not supplying you with a written tenancy agreement and it is your right to be supplied with one.

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    Answered on Feb 25 2012, Report content

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