What A Landlord Can Do If The Tenant Wants To Leave During The Fixed Term Tenancy
6th February 2023
6th February 2023
After marketing your property for rent and going through the process of viewings, applications and references, you can finally rest easy, knowing that you've chosen a great tenant for your home and they are happy and settling in. You have signed a 12-month contract with them, so you know you won't have to go through this process again for at least 12 months and can relax a little.
Until you hear from your tenant out of the blue. Something's come up, and now they want to move out long before the contract expires.
What should you do?
Do you have to go through the whole process again?
And it can be a terrible blow financially; after a few months with the property vacant and then the fees to set the new tenancy up, you have barely got the property back to a break-even point before going through the process all over again.
So, what should you do? Do you have to allow the tenant to leave early? If yes, what is the point of a fixed contract in the first place?
This article will explore the options available to you to help you decide the next steps that are right for you, your property and your tenant.
It can be hard to hear that you have to deal with this situation, particularly when you thought everything was fine and wouldn't have to think about it again for at least a year. But, sometimes, life gets in the way of the best-laid plans, and your tenant has to leave. There are ways to deal with it so that no one loses out; you're not left without the income you are owed, and your tenant isn't forced to pay for a property they can't live in.
A bit of practical problem-solving, and everyone can come out as a winner!
Get in touch with our team of experts today for more information on what you can do with your tenants and rental properties in this scenario.