One of my Let Only landlords has asked for advice on this please.
Joint tenancy, relationship break down. Late last night there was some kind of fracas, causing the female tenant to fear for her safety and leave the property. Police were then called over concerns for the male’s welfare and broke the door down. He is fine by all accounts and due to move out of the property today.
Female tenant wants to stay at the property on a new sole tenancy and has offered to pay for the door repair/replacement although she doesn’t have much money. I read another post from 10 years ago, suggesting the landlord can claim on his insurance for a new door and charge the tenant the excess so will advise him to do that. He’s a builder so shold be able to source a new door easily enough. If a new door or lock is needed though, as the male tenant is still on the tenancy, isn’t he entitled to a new key if he asks for one?
Also, I would happily do a new tenancy agreement for the female tenant today but the property doesn’t have an EICR yet! Given the circumstances, do I really have to wait before I can do a new agreement? Plus, and apologies if this sounds mercenary (but I’m not a charity) would the tenancy be classed as an amendment or novation as the female is already a tenant at the property?