Andrew Turner - Hughes Paddison

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Wednesday 29th October 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 6

Andrew Turner - Hughes Paddison

9:40 AM, 31st March 2020, About 2 years ago

Lodger rights at the current time?

Marie
I would suggest that in the current climate, and in light of the Coronavirus Act, most County Court judges would find it extremely hard to resist granting some form of injunctive relief permitting the lodger to reside in the property until 30 June. But that prospect is of no immediate assistance to the lodger who will be out on the street. How feasible or practical is it for that homeless lodger to make a Court application? It may be that Shelter would be able to assist in those circumstances.
Regards
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Andrew Turner - Hughes Paddison

11:27 AM, 18th March 2019, About 3 years ago

Implied Surrender of Tenancy

Reply to the comment left by Munro at 18/03/2019 - 03:10
Hi Munro
The starting point is that the tenant is liable for the rent for the full 12 month contractual term. If the tenant leaves early without agreeing the terms of that early departure, the tenant remains liable for the rent until the expiry of the term.
The Abandonment Notice may or may not muddy the waters; you clearly need to see it and have a right to see it if it was served by your agents. I suspect that the Notice will not affect your entitlement to claim the rent for the full term but remember that you also had a duty to mitigate your loss and to seek to re-let the premises if they were left abandoned. If the agents, without your authority, agreed with the tenant to waive the claim for arrears, then that would appear to be a breach of the contract between you and the letting agents. There is some fact-finding and digging to be done.
Best of luck.
Andrew... Read More

Andrew Turner - Hughes Paddison

9:25 AM, 3rd July 2015, About 7 years ago

Implied Surrender of Tenancy

Hi Don

Unless he has vacated the property (fully), you will need to obtain a court order I am afraid. Failing to respond to your invitations to contact you and ignoring your 'surrender notice' will not be regarded as conduct that is consistent with a surrender. As ever with residential property, the law tends to protect the tenant/occupier so it pays to proceed with caution.
Good luck.

Andrew
Hughes Paddison Solicitors... Read More

Andrew Turner - Hughes Paddison

16:04 PM, 20th February 2015, About 7 years ago

Section 21 notice advice please

Reply to the comment left by "Marg Davies" at "18/02/2015 - 12:47":

Pleased to hear about the property Marg. I hope too you are on the mend.

All the best, Andrew... Read More

Andrew Turner - Hughes Paddison

10:05 AM, 28th November 2014, About 7 years ago

Help I am being sued for not protecting the deposit

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Smith (Barrister-At-Law)" at "28/11/2014 - 09:49":

What a small world, online or otherwise! I certainly will pop in. I am ashamed to admit I did not know you were a few doors away!... Read More