SMF - Just Installed!
Started by Forty45, November 17, 2023, 08:33:30 AM
Quote from: jpkeates on November 17, 2023, 08:57:42 AMSomeone needs to end the current tenancy.
Quote from: jpkeates on November 17, 2023, 12:03:23 PMThat would probably work in real life - then you end the current tenancy, and start a brand new one with the single tenant.But, strictly speaking, in a a joint tenancy, neither of the tenants can serve notice during the fixed term and one of them can't serve notice for both of them until the second day of a the statutory periodic tenancy, which has to be a minimum of a month and end at the end of a tenancy period, which is going to be 29th January 2024.Better to have a surrender on 29th November - which can be a document signed by both of them asking for the tenancy to end that day, which you agree to.Joint tenancies are a complete joy to deal with aren't they!
Quote from: Forty45 on November 17, 2023, 08:33:30 AMThe tenants are separating. She wishes to remain with her young children.
Quote from: Forty45 on November 17, 2023, 08:33:30 AMThe AST ends 29/11/23. Using advice given on this forum I was going to allow it to become a monthly Statutory Periodic Contract, which seemed to be on course to happen until this week.I received an email advising the tenants are separating. She wishes to remain with her young children.I think my course of action is;1 - to give her a new AST contract for 6 months from 30/11, and assuming all goes well allow that to become a monthly Statutory Periodic Contract at the end of it.2 - the current deposit needs to be released and she pays a new deposit.3 - they have been in the property since November 2019. I assume I need to work through the following list as well?"Things the landlord must provide you with;A copy of the guide, 'How to rent: the checklist for renting in England', either as a hard copy or, with your agreement, via email as a PDF attachment.A gas safety certificate before you occupy the property. They must also give you a copy of the new certificate after each annual gas safety check, if there is a gas installation or appliance.Deposit paperwork. If you have provided a deposit, the landlord must protect it in a government-approved scheme within 30 days and give you prescribed information about it. Make sure you get the official information from your landlord, and that you understand how to get your money back at the end of the tenancy. Keep this information safe as you will need it later.The energy performance certificate, which contains the energy performance rating of the property you are renting, free of charge at the onset of your tenancy. As of April 2020, all privately rented properties must have an energy performance rating of E or above (unless a valid exemption applies) before being let out. You can also search online for the energy performance certificate and check its rating.A report that shows the condition of the property's electrical installations. The landlord also has to give this to the local council if they ask for it. The electrical wiring, sockets, consumer units (fuse boxes) and other fixed electrical parts in rented homes must be inspected and tested every 5 years, or more often if the inspector thinks necessary. Throughout the whole time a tenant is living at the property, national electrical safety standards must be met.Evidence that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in working order at the start of the tenancy. Tenants should then regularly check they are working."I would appreciate advice on whether my thoughts are correct, or if there is an alternative route.
Quote from: jpkeates on November 17, 2023, 02:17:48 PMYou assume correctly!Don't forget the deposit Prescribed Information.
Quote from: Forty45 on November 18, 2023, 06:15:50 PMThanks for pointing that out, I would have overlooked it!