Property available for a fixed term of 10+ months from 4th September 2019, but prospective tenant wants it from 9th Sept until “September 2020”.
I’m willing to wait the extra days for the tenancy to start, but what I’m not wanting is for tenancy to run to that equivalent week in Sept 2020.
This is because even the very start of September is late in the year, for that particular market. Most enquirers are looking to move in in July/Aug.
An AST must end on the day before a rent day, here, 8th Sept 2020. I was hoping to issue a 10 or 11 month fixed term AST ending in July or Aug and not letting it run on to a periodic tenancy.
I could stipulate a rent day other than Day 1 of the tenancy but I prefer to receive rent in advance. Advance rent might even be a requirement if I were to take out a rent guarantee policy.
Other than the tenant agreeing to leave on 8th August 2020, and so an 11 month AST, I can’t see another way around this.
Any ideas please?