11:56 AM, 10th February 2022, About 2 years ago 18
Got a strange situ here – I have 2 licensees who originally rented 2 rooms in a shared house. Then they got together.
The other 2 licensees moved out before Christmas and these remaining 2 asked if they could rent the whole house. I agreed reluctantly as they’ve been a pain with late payments and 3000 excuses etc, but fundamentally a nice couple needing a break, so early January I popped over & left them a draft, incomplete, standard AST to review.
I pushed for the rent and completion of the AST, and after lots of back & forth agreed to pick up the AST – which they said they had signed – and outstanding rent on 23/1.
When I got there, neither the rent nor AST was there, so I gave them 2 weeks notice under their licenses (which is only 1 week but…). They say they have a tenancy agreement with me – the draft I left, and they signed, but not returned.
I still haven’t seen this. They have not moved, and say I have to issue a s21 which I don’t think I can do anyway as I haven’t served any of the standard docs a landlord needs to serve at the beginning of a tenancy.
So I need some legal advice on the best way to get them out. If anyone has any recommendations, I’d appreciate it.
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