The Changing Tenants Kit – for when one of your tenants wants to leave

July 30, 2019

Changing TenantsOne of the problems that landlords who rent to sharers often face is where one of the tenants wants to leave mid term.

What is the best way to deal with this?  You can’t just cross out one name and write in another as that is not legally valid.

What you need to do to replace a tenant

This is actually quite an expensive process as you have the cost of finding a replacement tenant, referencing them, getting a new inventory done, dealing with the deposit and so on. 

Plus you now have to deal with the Tenant Fees Act which limits the fees that you can charge tenants, even if this situation.

Some time ago I wrote a kit for this situation, which was called ‘Dealing with Changing Tenants’ and it was one of the kits on our Legal Kits site.  This site is gradually being phased out though as I am bringing the kits over here.   The Property Inspection Kit has already been transferred over.

So the Changing Tenants kits has now been transferred and updated – in fact one section had to be completely re-written to take account of the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

The Contents of the Kit

The kit consists of the following:

  • A legal background section which looks at the law on tenancy types, fixed terms and periodic tenancies and the different ways that sharers can rent property
  • The step by step guide which looks at an alternative option, options available during the fixed term and options available if the tenancy is periodic, and
  • Some further resources

This kit is now live on Landlord Law and is available to all members here.

If you are not a Landlord Law member (and don’t want to join) you can buy the kit separately here.  There is also a link on the Landlord Law Shop.

There are a few more kits and courses to be moved over and I will notify you here when this is done.

What do you do if one of joint tenants wants to leave? Landlords - find out about this situation on #landlordlaw

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