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    Can anyone advise me on this problem, please? I have a flat in Edinburgh which is rented on a short assured tenancy terminating on 7th February with a 2 month written release. Having heard nothing, I was happy to let it run. I have just been informed that the couple have split up, and the man moved out before Christmas. The rent has been paid, with him contributing but he has hinted that he will pay no more after 7th February and I have heard nothing from the remaining girl tenant. Do I need to draw up a new lease for her alone? Does he have to pay half of the rent until I get 2 months notice in writing? I am very worried about losing the rent on this flat which pays for some of my bills and council tax. Thanks in advance, Liz

  • #2
    We're not to good on Scottish Law here!
    The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Paul_f View Post
      We're not to good on Scottish Law here!
      ...or on homophones either I'm afraid
      'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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      • #4
        I asked a simple question - I am not homophobic at all, but am passing on a question that my (male) tenant asked me. I think your reply, Mind the Gap, is insulting and completely un-necessary. If you can't help someone who is in genuine need of help, at least keep your unkindness to yourself.

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        • #5
          homoPHONE, not PHOBE...

          two words that sound the same but are spelled differently

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          • #6
            Originally posted by spursliz View Post
            I asked a simple question - I am not homophobic at all, but am passing on a question that my (male) tenant asked me. I think your reply, Mind the Gap, is insulting and completely un-necessary. If you can't help someone who is in genuine need of help, at least keep your unkindness to yourself.
            Good grief. I was teasing Paul f about his spelling! (to/too is a common homophone error)

            Please be sure of what you are talking about before you insult people.
            'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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            • #7
              That'll teach you to use big words.
              I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jta View Post
                That'll teach you to use big words
                I've certainly learnt not to use 'em on you!
                'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                • #9
                  Yes, yes, all very funny to you who obviously think you are much smarter than everyone else. Homophone, homophobe or just plain genius, it doesn't solve the problem I have - the money I need to live on is about to be cut off.

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                  • #10
                    Ok seriously, we do not normally give advice on Scottish Law as regards housing. We don't know enough about it to give you a proper answer. You would be better off finding a forum that does deal in the quite different law north of the border. Sorry.
                    I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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                    • #11
                      Okay, she's gone... thank Christ you didn't ask if she was a paediatrician...

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                      • #12
                        Thank you, JTA, I'll search for one.

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                        • #13
                          Try these - the first one looks quite easy to follow

                          http://www.betterrentingscotland.com...=Content.show&


                          http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/pdf/12792.pdf

                          www.scottishlaw.org.uk/lawscotland/landlord.html.
                          Mrs Jones
                          I am not an expert - my posts are my opinion and should not be taken as fact!!

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