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My mother in law died the week after she signed an Assured

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My mother in law died the week after she signed an Assured short-hold Tenancy Agreement. In the terms of reference it states that the guarantor is liable for lack of payment of rent, bills etc, but would the guarantor be liable for these payments as the reason was death?

I am afraid yes, the guarantor is liable in the event of non payment unless there was an express provision in the AST agreement that it would terminate automatically in the event of death of the tenant.

I would suggest that the guarantor negotiate with the estate agent to see if they will accept a lesser payment for termination of the Agreement.

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