15:34 PM, 24th June 2021, About 3 months ago 7
My letting agent has just worked out that my tenant (A) returned to Romania last year after catching Covid and is still very unwell. He is not returning to Scotland. His brother (B) has been living in the flat, paying the rent and also paying the rent arrears left by the tenant.
We only found this out last week after the first physical inspection since March 2020. There is a language barrier, and the letting agent arranged for a native speaker to contact the resident. It was only then that it became apparent that A had left and B was in residence.
I don’t particularly want to evict B (especially as he’s paying every month, including an amount towards A’s arrears). How do I ensure the lease is dealt with properly?
This is an old-style Short Assured Tenancy agreement with the Deposit lodged with Safe Deposits Scotland.
If I terminate one lease and create a new one, do I have to waive the arrears? Or could the current lease be changed to add B?
Any advice welcome.
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