My Partner is moving out……

30 11 2012

Hello from a very cold Stoke-on-Trent 🙂

Renting can be a couples first step to their future together but sadly we are seeing more and more cases of tenants renting a property who then decide to split up, often leaving one person in the property to pay the rent on their own.

It is important to understand that even if one party leaves the property this does not stop them from being seen as the tenant. Typically they remain fully liable in residence or until the agreement is legally ended.

If the person left can afford the property, then this isn’t an issue. Unfortunately what seems to happen more
and more is the tenant left in the property isn’t the one who was funding the rent, leaving the “earner” still culpable for the rent, whether they like it or not.

So what happens when a couple (married or just partners) go their separate ways?

A lot depends on the tenancy agreement. If a couple has signed a sole tenancy agreement, then they are liable to pay the rent until the required notice is given, even if they are not living there themselves.

Make sure you are using the correct tenancy agreement, which is up to date with the latest legal rules and regulations. If you have any legal queries and have rented your property via Belvoir, then contact your local Belvoir office for expert help and support.

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