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I own a house which I rent out to joint tenants, A and.

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I own a house which I rent out to joint tenants, A and B. Tenant A has given notice and is set to move out in October. Tenant B is refusing to move out, saying she has nowhere to go. Can I legally evict tenant B if she refuses to vacate the property, or do I need to separately give her two months notice?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

For now please let me know whether you have served notice at all on the tenants?

I assume they are in a periodic tenancy?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Tenant A has given notice that coincides with the end of the six month Assures Shorthold Tenancy. I have not served notice on the tenants, as I believed - perhaps wrongly - that the fact that Tenant A had given me notice, terminated the tenancy for both tenants A and B.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Ok, if one tenant leaves then the tenancy technically comes to an end. But in order to secure your position ideally you should also have served a S.21 notice.

If the remaining tenant does not leave then you need to serve notice on your tenant B.

Tenant B is liable for 100% of the rent. So you could wait until they are behind or just serve S.21 now and if they dont leave, get a possession order.

But in figure if one tenant is going to leave you should serve notice on the second.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Just tell me please, what does this sentence that you have written mean: But in figure, if one tenant is going to leave you should serve notice on the second
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Thats auto correct - in "FUTURE'.

Does that help?!

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
thanks for your answer, that covers everything
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Great. All the very best.

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