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    Hi there,

    We have a situation now where a tenant's contract runs until the end of the month, but they are physically moving out mid way through the month (and are actually leaving the country).

    We have new tenants lined up who want to move in shortly before the end of the month. Is this allowed, as the current tenant's contract is technically still live for a few days after the new tenants move in.

    Thank you!

    Now problem
    First real tenants agreement than talk than landlord


      The answer is no (and it's a bit scary you would have to ask).

      But, from the sound of it, no one will care or do anything in real life.
      A problem will arise if the departing tenants don't to what they plan to when they plan to.
      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


        If you want to be more certain then ask the old tenants to send you a letter offering to surrender their tenancy on the earlier date and you reply accepting this. You would then refund any overpaid rent


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