Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : Are all 4 named on the agreement please?
Dear Alex, The original four tenants, Ab, Si, Da, and Ben's names (not their full names) are on the AST as tenants - they signed in August 2013. Ben will leave in July. The authorized occupier - John - will move into Ben's room when he leaves. John's name is ***** ***** the Tenancy Agreement
Alex Watts : 1) The current AST can't roll over, it does not contain Ben, he will move out, so it can't roll on
Alex Watts : 2) You can't do this, there needs to be a new AST including John
Alex Watts : 3) No, it need to be a new tenancy
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Hullo Alex, the same request keeps repeating itself .... please reply to your expert. I have twice and am still waiting for a reply re a question in my original email that has not been answered yet regarding an authorized occupier - John. My question was /Question 2 / If he [John] should fail to cover the cost of his share of the house bills etc. in a timely fashion can the LL ask John to leave? How much notice would he [the LL] need to give?
Alex Watts : 2) John can be given a weeks notice to leave. Then the locks can be changed.
Alex Watts : Therefore was John is not an named tenant only 1 weeks notice is needed.
Alex Watts : Does that clarify?
Yes, thank you very much - it does clarify the situation.