At what point is it safe to countersign & date a new Tenancy Agreement

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1 month ago

I have an existing tenant due to move out by 3 Aug, their tenancy having been terminated early by mutual consent. I have found a new tenant who has signed a tenancy agreement for the same property starting 7 Aug.
I am concerned that the outgoing tenant, who is in financial difficulty, might try to remain in the property or use delaying tactics to stay on beyond the agreed termination date.
Should I sign the new tenancy agreement now and what would happen if the new tenant were unable to move in because the outgoing one failed to move out. Would I be in breach of contract? What happens in these situations?
I look forward to your advice.

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