Extending or Terminating the Tenancy
Many tenants extend their tenancy and in some cases for several years. If no notice
is served on the tenant, the tenancy automatically continues on a statutory periodic
The landlord can terminate the tenancy at the end of the initial tenancy period
or at any time thereafter by giving the tenant a minimum of two months notice on the
rental due date. The tenant can either leave on the last day of the initial tenancy
period, or can give one month’s notice at any time thereafter.
The following information is intended only as a guide for landlords and should in
no way constitute a detailed interpretation of the complete Regulations.
Whilst the regulations might appear onerous, they are designed to ensure the safety
of the property and tenants. Landlords should note that the maximum penalty for non-compliance with these regulations is a fine of £5,000 or 6 months imprisonment.