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Joint Tenancy removing single Tennant

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« on: October 13, 2021, 11:45:10 AM »

We have a Tennant who has a joint tenancy with an abusive boyfriend, he has left the property but has failed to respond to requests from us to remove him from the tenancy. The contract has another 7 months to run, is there anything we can do to remove him without his consent? I am assuming that we cannot even end the tenancy early as would require his agreement. We know the police can tell him he is not allowed back to the property, as he was arrested, but want him off the tenancy for the other tenants peace of mind. Cheers.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 12:35:45 PM »

Serious question... how does a name not being on a piece of paper ease someone's mind?

In a joint tenancy... if one of the Tenants ends the tenancy then they actually end it for all Tenants. That is a much more likely scenario in a Statutory Periodic Tenancy, though... however, I'm sure that a fixed term tenancy can be brought to an end if the two parties that matter (Landlord and Tenant) are in agreement. So... do your own research... but I am thinking it might be possible for the remaining Tenant to ask the Landlord (you) if the tenancy can be terminated before the fixed term... if you agree (which you will) then the remaining Tenant will serve any Notice you're happy with... and the tenancy is ended. Then I suppose you'd start a new one with a single Tenant.

See here -

And note the parts that say - "Ending a joint periodic tenancy
You can serve a notice to end the tenancy. You don't need permission from the other tenants. When the notice ends, the tenancy and the right to live in the property will end for all tenants.
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