I remember reading one of your articles about how there is no need to actively renew an AST contract where a clause allows (as in your own contract format) for contractual period tenancy on the same terms. However, it was not clear to me why somebody “would” wish to specifically re-sign another [example: 12 month] AST ? Your comment on this will be most appreciated? I’m assuming perhaps something as simple as periodic certainty for tenant or landlord (or both) may be a reasonable driving factor? Are there any other key reasons under normal circumstances? Ours is a private, professional tenancy and running smoothly.