Tenancy Agreement with Renewal Option: Can landlord refuse to renew the contract?

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asked on Aug 29, 2010 at 16:07
by   Daryl
edited on Oct 5, 2016 at 06:29
I am a tenant in a condo in Kuala Lumpur with a 2-year lease which also has a one year option. The tenancy agreement states:

If the Tenant shall be desirous of renewing this tenancy for a period of ONE YEAR, he shall have the option to do so provided he notifies the Landlord in writing or to the subsequent new owner in the event of a sale or transfer of the said Premises, not less two (2) months before the expiry of this tenancy, other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.
My landlord wants me out as he is in the process of selling the apartment. I have told him that I do not want to move and that I will be exercising the one year renewal option.

He says that the one year option has to be mutually agreed and he will not agree to this.

Where do I stand?
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answered on Aug 23, 2012 at 21:16
by   Caleb
edited Oct 5, 2016 at 06:54

From the look of it, I bet the matter was not resolved as claimed by you. You just want to pick your "face" back up before you exit the stage. Renewal of tenancy agreement will need the new agreement to be mutually agreed upon and signed upon.
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answered on Sep 14, 2012 at 05:19
by   Milo
edited Oct 5, 2016 at 06:56
Even if there is no mechanism that allows the landlord to terminate the agreement before the expiry date, he could still do so by giving sufficient notice.
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answered on Sep 23, 2016 at 21:22
by   Quinn
edited Oct 5, 2016 at 06:58
I know I am 6 years too late for this Q&A but I can't help it. I had a good chuckle reading the exchange. This is what happens when there are too many google-smart people around. They're not really smart. They just google everything without knowing how things actually work!  

I believe the Landlord was not a timid one. He agreed because he consulted his lawyer and was told what his position was. So he knew he was wrong.
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answered on Jan 12, 2017 at 20:37
Selasih Purnama Sdn Bhd v Selaman Sdn Bhd & Anor [2016] 10 MLJ 626. However it is interesting to see one argues on the point whereby the terms and conditions remained the same remains unchanged in contra to this case. 
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