Deed of Surrender – Landlord and Tenant Q&AMake Text Bigger
If a tenant signs a tenancy surrender form (Deed of Surrender), but subsequently changes their mind and refuses to move out or return the keys, is the landlord legally allowed to change the locks and deny the tenant access? Would this then be in breach of the Protection from Eviction Act?
Putting it slightly differently:
If the tenant has surrendered the tenancy, by signing a tenancy surrender form, but remains in occupation, are they then an illegal squatter?
Does a landlord need a court order to evict them, or is there a different lawful way of getting them out?
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