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Landlord Wants Tenant to Leave (England) | Sub-letting and Assigning Tenancies (England)

evicting sub tenants

20 Jul 2016 | 1 comment

situation – tenant has sublet, i am serving S8 rent arrears on him, he has sublet 2 rooms to one family and the other to an individual. How does one evict the others, they have said they have no paid any rent to the tenant

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  1. guildy

    For the time being you should ignore the other occupiers. From what you describe they are simply lodgers of the tenant and you aren’t bound by this breach of the tenancy.

    You will first need to bring your tenants tenancy to an end so carry on as usual against the tenant(s) (section 8 and 21 as applicable).

    If you get to court / bailiff stage, the form asks of any “occupiers” you’re aware of. When you get a possession order, the order is for the property not the person.

    You mustn’t do anything which could treat the lodgers as your tenants (for example, don’t accept any payments from them nor carry out a repair request from anybody other than the tenant etc.).

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