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A guarantee agreement to a six-month Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) states that the guarantee also applies any renewals or extension of the fixed term. Following expiry of the original AST, a new AST is granted for an increased rent and a longer term. The guarantor was unaware of the new tenancy. Does the original guarantee apply to the new AST?

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Published on LexisPSL on 06/07/2017

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  • A guarantee agreement to a six-month Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) states that the guarantee also applies any renewals or extension of the fixed term. Following expiry of the original AST, a new AST is granted for an increased rent and a longer term. The guarantor was unaware of the new tenancy. Does the original guarantee apply to the new AST?

It is unclear from this Q&A whether the original term of the Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST) has expired, or that the new tenancy agreement is a ‘renewal or extension’.

The Q&A states that a new tenancy has been granted (albeit at a higher rent than was paid in the original AST and for a further fixed term). Assuming the original term has expired, then the existing tenancy has come to an end and the new t

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