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Joint and Several Tenancies (England) | Tenant Moves Out (England)

One of three tenants moved out before end of fixed term

19 Sep 2016 | 1 comment

Hello, we have a flat with three tenants named on the tenancy agreement and one of them has moved out during the fixed term (16 May-15 Nov 2016). Could you please confirm that she/her guarantor is responsible for paying her third of the rent up to the end of the fixed term. The other tenants have advised that she has left we have had no contact from her.

Thank you

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  1. guildy

    As you long as you haven’t accepted the person leaving in any way, then they remain liable until the end of the term – after a which, a new tenancy should be done for the remaining tenants (including any replacement if applicable).

    All correspondence including rent demands must remain in the three names as that will be evidence that you haven’t accepted the person leaving.

    Section 1 Housing Act 1988 specifically says that the tenancy continues as long as at least one occupies as their main home.

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