16:35 PM, 26th March 2020, About 2 years ago 4
I have a student HMO. The tenants are still on a fxed term joint and several AST for 10 months commencing 9th Sept 2019. One of the tenants who is Polish has asked to be able to terminate his tenancy early in April subject to travel availability to return to Poland.
Is he permitted to terminate whilst the tenancy is still in the fixed term period and how does this affect the other tenants as they are technically liable for the leavers portion of the rent.
I have read the tenancy agreement ( a standard NLA Document ) and whilst it specifies rules re termination once the agreement has become periodic I can find no reference to the situation re the fixed term.
I anticipate some of the others may want to do the same.
I have read that the student payments/loans etc will still be paid at the beginning of next term after Easter so they cannot claim that the virus has caused them financial hardship as they have not lost income and cannot therefore claim any government financial aid and if they move back home they will be classed as living with parents so no benefits are payable.
Any advice as to the legal position will be gratefully received.
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