Covid-19 lockdown tenant vacating advice please?Make Text Bigger
My tenant, under a Periodic Tenancy for her room and communal areas of the flat, is saying “I do have the means in which to be able to give you vacant possession by removal of my furniture and personal possessions.” She hasn’t yet qualified exactly what she means though.
BUT she is on lockdown in Wales until the 29th at the earliest, is on a Periodic Tenancy from 1st May (rolling on at the end of her AST), is living back with her family, and the other tenant is still in occupation at the property.
Therefore until then her Periodic Tenancy continues, so does her obligations and responsibilities rolling on from her Assured Shorthold Tenancy ie her share of Council Tax, Utility bills (all in joint names) and any services they both chose to order for the property IS THAT CORRECT?
Do the Governments changes to lockdown today and reopening the rental market, mean a tenant in a flat share in England, with the other tenant still living there in self-isolation, can get friends with a van to come and pack and remove their furniture/possessions to give vacant possession and end their Period Tenancy while still on lockdown in Wales, and get the landlord go to the property to do the checkout?
What about the risk to the tenant still living there in self-isolation?
The risks to the landlord?
or the risks to both the tenant in situ and the landlord from different households by the “men with the van” who may come from more than 1 household?
Or should the removal of that tenants furniture and possession be delayed and the Periodic Tenancy continue until deemed less risk?
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