A rental agreement is a contract between you and an owner. The premise of a «fixed term» of rent is usually what it says, the rent remains the same for the duration. Maybe that means you have to keep the rent fixed for three years. It`s incredibly short-sighted because you have no idea if or when your costs will go up, either due to inflation or unexpected new legislation that requires homeowners to withdraw an additional $500 from their Ahem Selected Landlord Licensing Scheme. Tenants should read the lease carefully before signing it. This includes all terms and conditions. If there is something they do not understand, they should seek advice before signing. If you already want to rent and stay longer, ask for a longer-term contract if it`s time to extend it. I do not agree that a good agent works on his nuts. I have no problem with the right agents. Owners who do not properly understand their legal liability should use an agent (in most cases). The problem is that the good agents are far and far in between. In Scotland, in most cases, your landlord must submit a written rental agreement.
In particular, your landlord must submit a written rental agreement if you are a tenant of a public dwelling or if you are an insured or short-insured tenant of a private landlord. It would be nice to have a middle ground. Remember that tenants are not able to buy around. We find an apartment that we love and pray that the agency and the owner do not have money to pack their bags. I have nothing against a short-term lease, but I want to be sure that I can stay in the property for many years, have total control over how I live my life in this property, and I know that, in most cases, my rent will not be higher than inflation, as well as many indications if changes need to be made as long as my rent is paid on time. If you use section 21, you essentially inform your client that you are not renewing the lease after the term of term has expired, so that they must withdraw it on the specified termination date (provided the termination is properly served). In this case, an owner does not need a reason to repossess his property and no one can question the owner`s right to do so. As I said, clean as a whistle. I run a real estate agency in Coventry, we have not charged an annual fee to landlords or tenants, which is why we charge an administration fee (which is only 7%). one percentage point.