Joint HMO tenancy – Can I just change the locks?

by Readers Question

9:38 AM, 15th May 2018
About 9 months ago

Joint HMO tenancy – Can I just change the locks?

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Joint HMO tenancy – Can I just change the locks?

My query revolves around the following. I understand if a tenant from a ‘joint’ HMO tenancy leaves ‘before’ the end of the fixed term it requires the agreement of the other ‘joint tenants’ but ‘Not’ if ‘after’.

So query would be if a joint tenant left after the fixed term due to issues with the others as I understand it that would mean the end of the tenancy for the others so does mean if a landlord really wanted to could just change the locks/get the police to stop the others entering without the court order for possession/illegal eviction?

And the resulting question would those tenants be seen as ‘intentionally’ homeless or not?



Michael Barnes

17:55 PM, 8th June 2018
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Yvonne Francis at 08/06/2018 - 12:15
1. Tobias originally posted "if a joint tenant left after the fixed term", so that is what I was responding to.

2. You wrote "If one tenant gives valid notice to leave this does not end the tenancy during a fixed term ". It is not possible to give valid notice to end tenancy during fixed term, so my post is correct.

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