9:17 AM, 20th October 2017, About 5 years ago 7
I’m about to sell a house which is still tenanted. We have Exchanged and Complete in three weeks.
Out of the blue, my tenant has said he has to move because of his job, two months before the end of his tenancy agreement. (There are three months left to run.)
He would like me to grant him a release which will enable him to have his deposit returned so that he can use it on the next rental. I’m happy to do this (if I am allowed, in the circumstances.) Of course, by the time he actually leaves, the new owner/landlord might not be too keen on his departure two months early, and refuse to return his deposit.
He has been a great tenant for three yeas, and I would like to help. Is there any way I can arrange the early return of his deposit, before the sale completes?