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Did you sign a renewal at any point?
Do you know if the original agreement said you would be liable for roll overs?
Obviously that isn't particularly good news.
If that is what you signed then that is what you are bound by. You could try to argue that it's an unfair term and so void although I think the chances of that are fairly no.
You could write to them telling them that you will no longer honour you will status as his guarantor becausr he has not left after the end of the contract.
I'm afraid that won't change your liability in law but at least it might deter them as a lot of people are deterred by decorations like that.
If you do have to payout under a guarantor then you do have the option to reclaim from him although I know that is unlikely to be helpful as it appears that he is impecunious.
I'm very sorry but that is your position.
I wish there was something positive I could say to you.
Can I clarify anything for you ?
You can ask anything. Anybody can ask anything. It sounds like the landlord wants him out anyway.
But the problem is to actually evict him they would have to use the procedure. They can still evict during the virus.. It just takes longer.
A better option would be to write to them terminating your guarantee. That has no status in law but it might determine from pursuing you.
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he or the landlord has to do it.
Being a guarantor is a nightmare!
There is almost nothing positive in it.