Hi there, I was hoping to get a bit of advice if possible please, and I hope I’m not duplicating a conversation already listed somewhere.
I entered in to a rental contract on 1/11/2018. This was intended to be for six months, however circumstances have meant that I now need to leave - and so I offered my landlord a month’s notice, which I believed was the required amount.
However, they have told me that I entered in to an agreement for six months and am therefore bound to that. Looking at the document I signed (and the clauses quoted by the landlord) this is a short assured tenancy agreement, and an AT5 form was provided.
Am I correct in thinking that both types of agreement above ceased to exist after 1 December 2017? And that I should have been provided with/entered in to a private residential tenancy agreement?
If that is the case - does that mean the landlord can insist I’m bound to the six months, or a longer notice period than a month? Or is the agreement I entered altogether invalid?
Any advice or clarity would be greatly appreciated