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    hi all,

    I need some advice on this matter.

    My friend rents her old house to a family, they paid £300 bond when they signed tenancy agreement.

    The tennants have caused some damge to the property,,for example one of the windows is smashed but they are refusing to repair it as well as other damamged fixings. There tennancy lease runs out next month, but my friend does'nt want to renew it with them. The tennent who signed the agreement no longer lives there but his wife does yet DSS are still paying the rent from him.

    What does my friend need to do? Can she refuse to end the lease when it runs out? if so what proceedure does she need to follow. Can she hold the bond back and pay for the damages out of that, that THEY caused.

    Thanking you all in advance for your help.

    #2
    Has your friend considered issuing a notice to quit the property ??!!!!! it is very straight forward and a quick search of the site or googloe should help with this.

    Zoe

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      #3
      The rental agreement is probably an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and the correct notice to terminate the tenancy is a Notice Requiring Possession under section 21 of the Housing Act.

      If you search the forums here you will find useful information on how to issue and serve such a notice. Just under the blue toolbar there is a line of options in smaller print. If you click on "Agreements" it will take you to the notice that you can copy for your friend.
      Vic - wicked landlord
      Any advice or suggestions given in my posts are intended for guidance only and not a substitute for completing full searches on this forum, having regard to the advice of others, or seeking appropriate professional opinion.
      Without Plain English Codes of Practice and easy to complete Prescribed Forms the current law is too complex and is thus neither fair to good tenants nor good landlords.

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        #4
        Oh dear! I can see a steep learning curve coming up here for your firend!

        He/She probably doesn't realise it but eviciting a HB claimant usually takes much longer than normal, as your friend will have to go to court and obtain a warrant of possession and then instruct bailiffs, all this after having served a S.21 (1)(b) Notice as it stands at the moment.

        Your friend should eb prepared for a 4/5 months wait for the whole process to complete.

        £300 is probably the monthly rent too? If so it indicates that the property might not be in a desirable area as it doesn't command a good rental value.
        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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