One party only wishes to end agreement
I signed a Mr and Mrs P on a Joint AST for 6 months starting June 2009. Within 3 weeks they had split and they are going through a messy divorce. Mr P has some funds and is withholding cash from Mrs P till divorce is final.
Rent is now mostly paid for by local council (Mrs P stayed in house) and she is struggling to keep up rent payments but just about managing. There are no arrears.
I have had a letter from Mr P stating that he no longer wishes to be on the agreement.
1. Can he do this ?
2. Do I have to re sign another AST in Mrs P's name only.
3. What notice does he have to give ?
4. Can I include a standard clause in future AST's specifiying anotice period outside the orginal 6 month term ?
5. If so what notice period is comcidered reasonable ?
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