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Good evening, My partner and I of nearly 2 years have split

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Good evening, My partner and I of nearly 2 years have split up. he moved out of the property 1 month ago that we both moved into together in January 2012. It has always been his name on the lease as I relocated from N,Yorkshire to London to be with him, so was unemployed at the time of signing the contract. there is an 8 month clause in the contract so he can terminate it at the end of aug if he wishes, (he has advised that this is the route he's taking) im am now working and wish to take over the tenancy and keep the apartment myself, I'm able to take over the payments starting 1st August (tomorrow) however im not entirely sure he's made the last payment (July or Aug as that would usually have already been paid). He is also demanding that I pay him nearly 1300 now and 1200 for the deposit. There is no possible way I can pay out that kind of money. Is there anything I can do to stay in the property, as he's said he will have all my belongings out on the street by Friday, he was not willing to enter into any kind of reasonable conversation just throwing demands at me. I have just had the locks changed this evening as he had come to the apartment today when I was not in, he had no reason to as none of his belongings are here, he took everything with him over a month ago. not sure if I've made too much sense but if anyone can advise the best way for me to go forward with out getting into any bother with the police / law thank you


 


I'm willing to pay the £80 to add me to the contract and have my ex removed but he will not receive the deposit back,


although as I said I don't think he paid any of the last 2 payments so hell not get any deposit back anyway.....


 

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question
I shall do my best to assist you but I need some further information first
Has the Landlord agreed to this change?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


the agency would not have a problem adding me to the tenancy as I've been here from day one so to speak, the thing is I was on the understanding i'd need my ex to agree to this

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
have you considered asking if they would simply grant you a new tenancy after his expires?
Claire

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