Not even 3 months in and my tenant’s partner isn’t coping with his new parental responsibilities so has apparently moved out of the property. The remaining tenant is on maternity leave so will need to apply for universal credit as she doesn’t want her partner paying for anything. I have told her they are both currently liable for the rent. Universal Credit has asked for a letter from me confirming that the remaining tenant is now the sole occupier but I don’t have proof of that. They won’t process her single claim without proof that he has left so am I best getting both to sign a deed of surrender and then issuing her a new sole tenancy agreement from 20th March (rent due date)?
She had originally said she had enough savings to tide her over until the end of the 6 month term tenancy but must have changed her mind about using them. Do I leave her to sort it out herself? If I do issue a new agreement, the landlord has said he won’t pay as it’s not his problem, is it classed as an amendment meaning I could charge her the £50 fee?