Joint tenancy one arrested one leaves – is it abandoned?Make Text Bigger
I had a young couple on a joint tenancy. The young man became very drunk (did have a tendency to drink too much according to some other tenants) and began rowing and hitting his girlfriend, another tenant became involved and police were called. He was arrested and held and is not allowed back to his flat as his girlfriend was thought to be still there (she wasn’t she had gone to her sister’s) and a couple of other tenants in other flats are witnesses.
The girl has spoken to me and has removed her belongings, she has also removed the boyfriends and told me that they will not be returning, because she doesn’t want to and he because he is barred from the property.
Question is .. he is due in court on the 24th, what happens if he wants to return to the flat, I’ve had no contact with him. I’ve agreed to return the deposit and the girl says she will give the boyfriend his half.
Does he have any rights to return to the flat – or is it abandoned, it had just gone into a periodic.
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