Please could you help with a rent arrears situation that we have at present.
We had a joint tenancy with 4 tenants which started in July 2015. Each tenant paid equal shares for the deposit, and were due to pay equal shares of the rent. One of the tenants was unable to pay their share of rent and was replaced by a 5th person after 4 months.
The deposit for the non-payer was used towards the rent arrears leaving £300+ still unpaid. The shares of deposit for the remaining 3 tenants were transferred to the newer tenancy and registered as a new deposit with the 5th person now in the Joint tenancy.
Now that the latest tenancy has ended, are we able to propose the £300+ rent arrears shortfall from the initial tenancy to the 3 initial co-tenants?
There is an AST in place and deposits registered with TDS.
Thanks in advance, Stuart
Deposit deduction for rent arrears with tenant swap