Non-Resident Tenant Retains Occupation Rights until Court Eviction
Possession - Section 8 and Section 21

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3 weeks ago
Dear Forum, One of our tenants - for whom we have an upcoming court-ordered eviction date scheduled for 01/07/24 - cancelled her UC monthly rent payments (which we were receiving direct) wef 04/06/24 claiming a "change of circumstances" - ie change of address. She has therefore officially moved out and has - in corroboration of this change in circumstance - cancelled her registration to pay council tax with the local council. The tenant claims that - notwithstanding her notifications above - she is entitled to remain in and/or retain access to our property until the specified eviction date "to clear up and remove the balance of her personal possessions and clear up". She retains all keys. The bottom line for this final month of her occupancy is that she: 1) our tenant therefore continues to live rent-free in our property, and our loss of rent will now escalate from some £3000 (arrears as of 04/06/24) to nearly £4000 (arrears at scheduled eviction date). 2) we are now – in the eyes of MCC - technically liable to pay for her council tax for this last month Our tenant is support by the chair (MK Muel) of Greater Manchester Tenants Association Neither UC nor MCC will intervene in this insane situation. Please advise us urgently Tom39

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