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    Can anyone please let me know how I stand if I let a property to a couple but only one of them is in the country to sign the agreement?
    The guy is Polish and bringing his family over when he has furnished the property.
    Would I just let it to him and ignore his wife? Or can he sign for both?
    Thanks!

  • #2
    You could do a ast in his name only and when the wife turns up do another for both of them to sign as a new contract. The first one will then be invalid.

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    • #3
      Presumably you'd also need to sign a Deed of Surrender or similar to end the first tenancy, if a replacement tenancy is to be signed?

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      • #4
        Thank-you both for those suggestions, most helpful. Is there any specific form that a deed of surrender would take and if so where might I find it?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Yorkie1 View Post
          Presumably you'd also need to sign a Deed of Surrender or similar to end the first tenancy, if a replacement tenancy is to be signed?
          I dont believe so. The first one will automatically become invalid as soon as all parties sign and date the new one.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by vjb View Post
            Thank-you both for those suggestions, most helpful. Is there any specific form that a deed of surrender would take and if so where might I find it?
            The best place to look is posts #37 and #38 on this current thread: http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums...134#post125134
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