If the circumstances of your rental are such that more flexible periodic rental is preferable, they should accept it. They don`t have the absolute right to a renewal fee – no matter how much they want it! In the vast majority of cases where a tenant stays after the end of the fixed term, if no new contract has been signed, he will continue to have a rental – a periodic rental In fact, he will also have a lease because the terms of the previous lease will continue to apply. Hello, we signed our lease about a week ago and we should pick up the keys in 2 days. However, we received a text message from him today saying he needed references before we could move in.