A rolling tenancy agreement is a tenancy agreement with no end date and both the landlord and the tenant have the right to end the tenancy by serving notice. The required notice depends on the payment frequency (weekly vs monthly), the type of agreement they have entered into and the grounds for serving notice.
There is no limit on how long a rolling contract can continue. However, it may not give either party the security of knowing how long the tenancy may go on for. The rolling contract may continue until it is brought to an end by giving the requisite notice period.
Rolling tenancies are legal and are basically tenancies without a fixed end date or tenancies which have passed the fixed term end date and now roll either week to week or month to month.
Where the agreement is silent on notice the tenant must give at least 1 month notice if rent is due monthly and 4 weeks notice if the rent is due weekly. If the agreement states it will continue as a contractual periodic tenancy after the fixed term the tenant will need to give the notice specified in the agreement.
If a landlord wishes to give a notice to quit, the period must be at least 4 months where the notice has been given after 1 June 2021 (as a result of COVID-19). Please note that you must have met the following conditions before serving notice:
For more information follow the government guidance which can be found here.
A landlord can not remove a tenant by force and if the notice period expires and the tenant does not leave the property a landlord can start the process of evicting through the courts.
Depending on the type of the tenancy the process will differ:
There are rules in relation to service of eviction notices which can be found here.