JC

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Sunday 26th January 2020


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JC

11:51 AM, 29th January 2020
About A year ago

Tenant died and adult son stayed but didn’t pay rent

Yes, her son has now left after living in the property for 4 months after his mother’s passing.
As defined by the Housing Act the son qualifies to succeed the tenancy. He also expressed his will to continue with the tenancy and certainly didn’t say he wanted to cease it. Where does this leave me?
In my opinion I tried my utmost to handle the situation fairly and professionally.
In people’s honest opinion what could I have done differently?
His defence when the money claim was issued was that he moved out in a timely manner. 4 months? Surely that’s pushing it.... Read More

JC

14:22 PM, 28th January 2020
About A year ago

Tenant died and adult son stayed but didn’t pay rent

Terry, I'm assuming he wasn't a squatter because the property wasn't 'disused' but I might be wrong?

WP, thanks for your advice. All our communication was over text so I have proof of everything that was said. This might be a stab in the dark but is there anything to be said for a verbal contract? He was very keen to stay at the start, discussing logistics, money and contracts, and then obviously changed his mind and pulled a fast one.... Read More