Contract only signed by 1 tenant – is it legally binding?Make Text Bigger
My tenancy agreement with my current tenants was set up as a 1 year tenancy, then moving to periodic, starting 1 Sep 2019.
One of the tenants (secondary tenant) has stated she wishes to move out at the end of June, 2 months earlier than the tenancy agreement end date.
Having looked back at the contract I have realised I have made an oversight, and although both tenants are named on the contract, only 1 tenant has signed it (the lead tenant). The secondary tenant’s signature is missing.
From the start of the tenancy, it was clear to both tenants (in writing in an email) that the contract was for 1 year, and they have both lived since 1 Sep 2019.
Is this contract legally binding, or is the second tenant able to move out on June 30 without penalty?
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