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Just so that I am clear, when did he sign the latest agreement please?
Hi Alex, it was around October last year, cant remember exactly right now as dont have it to hand, but it was long enough ago, that it came to the end of the fixed term and the notice period.
Ok - but he signed a new agreement?
Old tenancy ended
Ok- then you dont need to worry
If the old tenancy ended then that is it.
He should have raised any issues with the ending of the old tenancy
The Judge will simply be concerned with the signing of the new tenancy and if you have met these requirements
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX judge grant him a hearing?
Likely the Judge will allow to have a hearing
And then make the possession order
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Yes, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX new AST is valid then it sounds like I don't have much of a problem. Might he argue that he was conned into signing the new agreement though? (even though we really are genuinely acting in his and the other tenants best interests anyway)
He could try and argue this.
But fraud is a very serious allegation
Would he be able to impose any costs on us if we pursued this and failed? (he has no money himself)
The court can award legal costs if you win yes
OK, thank you.
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