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Started by Julie 1965, November 10, 2023, 07:36:40 PM
Quote from: jpkeates on November 11, 2023, 10:33:30 AMUntil the the bailiffs execute the possession order, the tenancy continues. Nothing has actually changed.As the tenant still owes rent until the tenancy ends, the tenant could help themselves by agreeing to surrender the tenancy rather than just pushing the keys through the door. A deed of surrender would be perfect, but a message to you saying here's the keys back, that's the end of the tenancy which you agree to would end the tenancy.
Quote from: jpkeates on November 11, 2023, 05:23:10 PMI can't imagine the council agreeing to pay housing benefit for two homes in this situation, even if the tenant bothers to apply. So you'll almost certainly end up suing the tenant (even though if the tenant lives on benefits, the only outcome will be a CCJ, the chances of getting any actual money are small. Which might be worth trying to use as leverage with the tenant to get their act together and return your property to you.
QuoteYou do have your property back very soon, and a lesson learnt about the type of person you will let to in future.