I am not sure what I wish to do yet. I just want to know the options.
I inherited a house, with a small shop at the front which has these business tenants in it (a small deli business).
It is probable that a developer of some kind may be interested in the properties as they are ripe for some kind of refurb.
So, I understand about them being the tenants and the Act and can look into this further if I want them to leave (they currently pay too little rent anyway).
But, what I want to know really is, is it an option at all that the shop is signed in my name but I refuse the rent and therefore am not thier landlord and they not my tenant? Is this an option? Or do I inherit the tenants with the shop - is their no choice in this?
Thank you. I just wanted to completely confirm then that the tenants have the same rights with me as the new owner as they had with my uncle prior to his death?
That accepting money from them once it is signed in my name is XXXXX XXXXX happens - there is no other option?
surely cannot send a notice to them until it is in my name? I presumed currently they pay to the Estate.
Anyway its not the issue, i just want absolute confirmation that it will make no difference to my position if I start accepting money from the tenant. i.e. I am bound already by the Act because I inherit and become what my uncle was - i.e. the role of landlord is inherited as such. Or not?