Original Tenant Never Left - Does their tenancy still stand?
At this time I discovered that the original tenant did not move out and had remained living there throughout the whole period. Am I right in believing that the original tenant is equally responsible for the rent arrears accrued from the time that I issued the partner a tenancy agreement? I have been told that as the original tenant did not surrender her tenancy and in fact never vacated (other than for a few weeks during a temporary seperation from her partner) her tenancy still stands.
I have further court proceedings against both parties and am looking to ask the court to uphold a judgement against the original tenant for the arrears accrued during the period when her partner informed me she had left. I have since learnt that both parties used their tenancy agreements to claim housing benefit whilst the other was working and that the local authority have investigated this matter to a successful conclusion.
I would be grateful for any advice any members can provide regarding this matter.
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