Joint tenants in month three of a six month AST (using your tenancy agreement). Small child and dog. Deposit was paid by Tenant B’s mother, who is noted as the relevant person (deposit is with DPS custodial). Rent is up to date, although first two months rent were both one day late. Mother’s of both tenants are Guarantors.
Tenant A has phoned to say they have broken up with Tenant B, but wishes to remain in the property with the dog. Tenant B and small child have moved out.
According to Tenant A, Tenant B’s mother wants the deposit back, although no contact has been made by Tenant B yet.
What is the best way to approach this?
I presume we could sit tight until the end of the fixed term and sort it then, or mutually agree with both tenants to end the tenancy early and prepare a new six month tenancy for Tenant A?