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My friend signed a joint tenancy agreement mother if

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My friend signed a joint tenancy agreement for the mother if his child although he never lived there. His daughter is now 19 so he has stopped paying maintenance and now his ex partner has stopped paying rent. The landlords are seeking an accelerated possession order to evict her and he will be included on this. Will this affect his credit rating. Is it the same as a court order?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
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I am afraid that it is indeed a Court Order and it is likely that it may well have an impact on his Credit rating
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you . Is there any way he can prevent it I realise the first stage will be a solicitors letter then application for possession order, in the 14 days they have to contest it, can he apply to court to exclude him.
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
What is his ex planning to do after she has been evicted?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have no idea, she is not communicating with him., we only know about this via the landlord As no arrears are being claimed would possession order be equal to a county court order for non payment of a debt ?
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Sorry - please clarify the arrears position
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The "accelerated possession order" only gives the landlord possession of the house it doesn't include the rent arrears which is why I wondered if it affected credit rating as there will be no financial debt
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
The debt will remain outstanding and the Landlord can pursue it later.
The only way around it (and I appreciate that this is NOT going to be attractive) is to offer the ex a lump sum to leave so that the proceedings can be dismissed
Clare
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