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We have male tenant (no deposit) on RLA agreement ending first 6 months end of July.
His female partner has moved in recently. He has informed us he is to work away, and has requested the tenancy goes into joint names, at the end of the first six months. (our rental system is to offer the property at a price well up with market rates, then discount it from the 1st six months for prompt payment and keeping to the tenancy agreement. There are no refunds available. A similar discount is offered against future rent increases, for the terms being kept. If the terms are not kept, the tenancy looses the discount). His original request was for the tenancy to move solely into her name, but when they realised this totally new agreement would mean loosing the discount, he changed the request to a joint tenancy.

Her referencing has thrown up bad credit history.
He is an excellent tenant to date, and the property is certainly being cared for.
Had this lady applied in her own right, we would not offer her the tenancy as her earnings are not sufficient, and the credit search is not so good.

We realise that we cannot discuss this with the male tenant, which is another difficulty, as we suspect he may not know about her credit history.
There is a section 21(1)(B) issued to end the first six months in force.

Our query is: Should he move away permanently, and wishes to end his tenancy, will she, as a joint tenant be entitled to insist on a sole tenancy.
Thanks for any input.
12/06/2013 14:27

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