Thank you. I assume that you were not married.
Someone has to apply for Letters of Administration and if your daughter had been 18 years of age, that would be her and you or his parents would need to do it on his behalf. You may find the Probate registry will not accept you because you are not a relative and actually have no more right to apply for letters of administration that the man across the street.
Once you have that, you are then in a position firstly to pursue the tenant for the outstanding rent and secondly to give notice to quit and if they don’t leave, pursue the matter to court.
It appears that the notice has already expired and therefore it’s simply a case of making the application to the Probate Registry for Letters of the Administration and then issuing the proceedings for possession order in the County Court and pursuing separately for the rent arrears.
However if the two months notice was by text, it is not valid. It has to be in writing in a particular format under section 8 of section 21 of the Housing Act.
However if he was living with the person than he is a residential landlord and the text notice would be valid but he could just have locked the person out when the notice expired but it would depend whether he was living in the same property or not.
You may find that a strongly worded letter from a solicitor threatening a court application and an application for costs, may focus the mind without actually the need to get to court.
You may find that works if there has been no further communication with the lady tenant.
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