Deposit Dilemma with tenant asking to stay longer?Make Text Bigger
I have a tenant who has handed in her notice and is due to leave this Friday. She has now informed the managing agent that she can’t move out as the house she is moving into is not available until 16 Feb. Rent has always been paid on time.
She is willing to pay rent for the extra days she is there, but I have a bad feeling about this as if her house falls through then it could be longer than a week. There is no new tenant moving in as I am selling the property.
My questions are:
- As she handed in her notice what does this extra rent constitute?
- Is it in relation to the same tenancy or not?
- If not will it cause me a problem to accept it?
What is my position with the deposit?
- It is under a deposit scheme, but does this extension in leaving date (which I have not said yes to yet) cause me to request a further deposit?
A section 21 was issued at the time the tenancy was signed and I’m wondering if I should start lining up any proceeding in case this all goes to pot.
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