the lease the tenant signed is assured shorthold tenancy, months, with the option to terminate the lease by giving one months notice. start date 09.02.15
my assistant gleisson is handling the flat rental - he is not an agent. he believed the tenant when he asked if he could just move some things into the property, prior to moving in on 09.02.15.
he met the tenant at the property on 30.01.15 and gave him a set of keys.
on 31.01.15, the property agent who is showing the house came in with a potential buyer. i had given her the tenants contact details in case she needed to set up viewings after they had moved in on 09.02.15.
she sent me an email that day, telling me that the tenant had already moved in - she said she was sure of this because there were people in their dressing gowns when she arrived.
i want the tenant out because they have lied to me, and manipulated my assistant into giving them the keys before the agreed move in date.
this makes me suspect that they intend to move their disabled mother into the property, as they have been repeatedly asking me to install a shower in the downstairs loo. i told them that i could do this eventually, but not until i was back in the uk to supervise the job.
i pointed out to the tenant that the lease contains a clause that specifically prevents the tenants from altering the property in any way.
the tenant also gave me references, who have not replied to my emails, and i therefore have no landlords insurance in place - this was going to start on 09.02.15.
this property is my only asset - i am selling it so i can buy a smaller property in london, and a much smaller property in sri lanka. i am working here on two different projects as a volunteer, so the rental of the house was essential to my plans here.