Tenant wants new AST in order to claim housing benefit?Make Text Bigger
I own a single 2 bed terraced property which has been let to the same working single tenant for just over 3 years. The tenant has unfortunately lost his job recently, and reached out asking if I would give him a new 6 month AST agreement which he claimed he needs in order to claim housing benefit.
I agreed to give him a new 6 month AST agreement and voluntarily offered to reduce rent by £25.
The tenant is currently late on payment by under 2 weeks, nothing to be too concerned about. My question is, if he is not able to pay, will I have grounds to evict, or will I have to wait until the expiry of the new 6 month AST ?
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