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Ash
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I have rented a bedsit and the tenant does not pay, in fact

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I have rented a bedsit and the tenant does not pay, in fact he is in the rears with a lot of money. (1200 poundsterling) I might be able to find the contract but at the moment I do not have it. It was not a shorthold tennancy. How do I terminate the contract,
and how do I give notice?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
How long was the tenancy for please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I believe 6 months , but it is not a flat only a bedsit=a room.
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Does the person have exclusive use of the property ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no, It is a bedsit rent only
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
When you say bedsit, does he share the property with anyone else?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
So does he just have his own room?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes, that is called a bedsit
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Ok. Do you live in the property as well?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Ok then this is a lodger agreement. You should give 1 months notice and if he does not leave you can change the locks.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What is the proper(legally) way of giving notice?
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Just a formal letter. That can be handed or posted to tenant.
Does that help?
Alex
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
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