Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods11:18 AM, 15th September 2020
About 7 days ago 39
We own one BTL property which we have rented to a couple for the last two and a half years without any problems – rent has always been on time, property maintained very well etc. Initially it was a one year contract which has just rolled on.
Within the last couple of days it has come to my attention that the joint tenants have split up and that the lady has actually already moved out. Not wanting to move, but unable to cover the rent and bills by himself, my remaining tenant has then without my permission sub-let the bedroom and he has moved all of his belongings into what was the living room. This has apparently been the situation for the last few weeks.
I am most unhappy about this situation and plan to serve the relevant notices for him to officially move out. My tenant has apologised for the situation that he has created and has offered to move out quickly if convenient to me. The issue therefore lies with the additional person that he has rented a room to. Apparently, no tenancy agreement has been signed and no deposit has been taken and no locks have been fitted to any internal doors. This person is however refusing to move out without 2 months notice.
Can anyone offer any advice as to what would be the best way for me to now proceed?
Thanks in advance
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