Can we file a criminal case against the guarantor?

Can we file a criminal case against the guarantor?

16:06 PM, 9th March 2017, About 6 years ago 11

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We live outside the UK and signed a contract with the tenants for one year. They stopped paying after two months and we sent them an eviction notice and have a court hearing date in June which is 3 months from now.criminal

We have just found out that the original tenant has moved out, but the guarantor has signed a fraudulent tenancy agreement with a new tenant (with him as the landlord)

Can we file a criminal case against the guarantor?

How can we evict these new tenants?

Many thanks

Sr Kot



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Ian Narbeth View Profile

11:30 AM, 20th March 2017, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Colin McNulty" at "19/03/2017 - 06:18":

Colin
There would be offences under the Fraud Act 2006. The Crown would prosecute. Selling someone else's property whilst pretending to be the true owner or his lawful agent is an offence.

It is best to view it as a fraud within the meaning of the statute rather than "fraud against the buyer". The legal way of looking at things is a bit different from a layman's view.

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