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    Tenant Leaving Well before end of AST

    I have good tenant (very high credit scoring) who is locked into 36 month tenancy with rent rises agreed annually; he now says he wants to leave after 4 months - I'm minded to say no and demand he stays and pays whole 36 months because I won't get anyone as good as him - he can afford it - any thoughts?

    #2
    Good luck with enforcing that in court.

    Usual advice here is 6 months only, then periodic. Then if you have a nightmare tenant, at least the end is in sight.

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      #3
      why would court not enforce it?

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        #4
        Originally posted by CrushingLandlord View Post
        why would court not enforce it?
        Because judges hate landlords. Have a look at this thread, if you don't believe me: https://forums.landlordzone.co.uk/fo...culous-judges=

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          #5
          should I not make a stand given the tenancy is so watertight and he is worth a lot of ££?

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            #6
            Crack on. Just don't expect any help from the judiciary if tenant decides to leave.

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              #7
              tenant very well off and the contract is incredibly detailed and tight - signed up by two solicitors - not worth making stand and going for it>?

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                #8
                Jesus wept. How many ways do I have to say it? You can make all the 'stands' you want, but unless you have a judge to back you up, how will you get the 3 years rent?

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                  #9
                  why would a judge not enforce a water tight legal contract? you seem to have bizarre view of this

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by CrushingLandlord View Post
                    why would a judge not enforce a water tight legal contract? you seem to have bizarre view of this
                    Nope. Just realistic. Tell you what, I'll have a bet with you. PM me your court order when you get it, and I will send you a cheque for £100 for any charity you care to name. If you don't get it, you owe me nothing.

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                      #11
                      did I mention there is guarantor too?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by CrushingLandlord View Post
                        did I mention there is guarantor too?
                        Nope, but that doesn't help you much.

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                          #13
                          oh and its a deal, including if tenant chooses to back down and carry on paying ok?

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                            #14
                            Nope. The bet is only if you win in court.

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                              #15
                              He can leave any time he likes: This night @ 11:23pm if he likes. But remains liable for rent to end of fixed term.

                              If you have enough info on him (employer, addresses of friends & relations, NI number, bank account details, copy of passpaort or DL - you know, the sort of things we all get with a new tenancy, definitely fort a 3 year tenancy..) and he has a good PAYE job simply wait to end of fixed term then sue...

                              Or, more sensible perhaps, next time 6 months max and re-let anyone for better confidence in getting some money
                              I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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