10:44 AM, 7th September 2020, About 11 months ago 10
Hello everyone. We have a house we’ve been renting out to the same married couple for over 3 years – both their names are on the AST. The lady got in touch with us recently to say they’d sadly split up and her husband had voluntarily moved out shortly afterwards. She wishes to remain in the house with her child (and we’d like her to) and she’d like her husband’s name removed from the tenancy agreement.
I called DirectLine (with whom we’re insured) for advice, and the guy on there seemed to think all that was needed was a letter from the husband to agree to this, and we could simply amend the original AST doc ourselves with reference to this letter. We’d certainly want to avoid all the ‘witnessing of signatures’ hassle of a completely new agreement if possible, especially with the C-19 situation (our original witness is an elderly and now-poorly family friend).
Can anyone confirm how this can be done – as easily as possible, please? And, of course, legally! Is DirectLine’s advice ok?
(We also know we’ll need to amend the names on the secured deposit).
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