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We have a couple only 6 weeks into a 6 months tenancy who have split up after a domestic incident involving the police, but no charges made. The alleged attacker is believed to have had similar issues before, but I have no proof.Also that person is known to smoke weed etc but again I have no proof.
The alleged victim has left, but legally is still on the tenancy. The other party agreed to leave immediately, but then changed their mind and will not leave as they maintain they have done nothing wrong. There was some minor damage during the altercation and much noise etc.
The rent was half paid by the tenant who has left and the existing tenant has not paid further rent as has only recently got re-employed having lost the previous job.
I am unhappy about this tenant remaining there.
The tenant is starting to be difficult and says will leave when ready and has enough money. However,when asked what would help him leave he said £500 for rent and £500 for deposit. I have said he need not pay the rest of the outstanding month’s rent if he leaves at the end of the month, but he has not replied.
The ex partner is still on the tenancy and I understand legally liable despite wanting to walk away from the tenancy by paying an early termination fee.
As I understand it the two parties have to agree how or if the tenancy is to be terminated. I did ask verbally if the alleged attacker had ever been in trouble with the police, but the person did not admit anything.
How do I deal with a joint tenancy in the fixed term with one of the tenants there and rent outstanding. Also is the other tenant who has left, liable and able to terminate the tenancy without the other tenant and me agreeing?
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