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Did you both have a tenancy agreement in writing with the landlord?
Are you there?
we are about to get the gas bill for three months
Okay. Who signed up to the gas supply, both of you?
and he is leaving with no notice period and does not want to pay the bill
My question is do I have the right to change the lock
and to give his staff when pays
Okay. Then the supplier can sue both of you (if it had to), or either of you at its choice. In reality, they would sue both of you I expect. If you were to pay the full sum due to the supplier, then you would be entitled to sue him for his half share.
You can change the lock with the landlord's permission, which I expect he would give, if you change it at no cost to him.
and what if he break the door
he is agresive
Then you can phone the police, have him arrested and charged for criminal damage.
And then you will have to change the lock, as the premises will not be secure - but liaiase with the landlord as it's his premises, and you need to be sure you don't get blamed for any of this.
But he will say this is his house at least to Monday I am planing to change the lock tmrw night
Just tell me if I ask too much
I worry too much at the moment
You cant change it until he has gone. He has a right to be there until he abandons the house.
but what if he takes my staff we both same things together I mean we were shring
Well, if you changed the locks, you would need to be there to make sure he had access whilst he is still properly entitled to be there.
Or you move your stuff out the way until he is gone (if possible).
not possible, everithing is happening too fast
so there is not way I can make him to pay his bills, or a rent for the notice, i cannot find a new tenant that fast
You can make him pay by issuing a court claim against him at www.moneyclaim.gov.uk.
This would be for his share of the rent for the notice period (and beyond, if he is still in a minimum term) and the bill sum.
what is a minimum term
When you entered the tenancy agreement, you presumably did it for a period, e.g. 6 months, or 12 months, which would be the "minimum term."
it is for 12 months, from 20 october 2013
So you could ask him for the rent until you get a new tenant then.
Oh can I, when i told the landlord to ask them for rent to cover a month of notice period he said i between us and if he does not pay to go to solicitor
'to ask him'
You can use a solicitor or do it yourself at www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
well so I can make him pay by issuing a court claim against him
last question, is it too expencive to do this
It's not expensive, it'll cost about £50 to issue a claim - it depends on the exact amount though, but it's not significant.
Thank you very much for your help, if you think this will work so I will issue a court claim
Good luck - I hope you manage to resolve this quickly!
I want to beleive I will, but it is too hard to fight ..... Thanks
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