Tenants Without A Written Contract- Verbal Tenancy Agreement

Tenants Without A Written Contract

Whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, if you’ve been daft enough to enter into a situation where a property is being rented out without a written tenancy arrangement specifying the terms and conditions of the tenancy, you’ve ultimately created a verbal/oral tenancy agreement.

While a verbal tenancy agreement isn’t particularly safe or smart for either landlord or tenant, it’s important to understand that it is still a legally binding contract, and both tenant and landlord still have statutory rights protecting them.

Earlier today I received a phone call from a disgruntled friend; her landlord has requested for her to vacate the property by Saturday (4 days away), due to a disagreement with the rent (I’ll spare you from the dreary details, because it’s not the point of this blog post). Bear in mind, there are several months left of the tenancy, so the landlord is trying to terminate the tenancy during the fixed-term.

She was in a panic because finding a reasonably priced property to rent in the current climate, in London, within 4 days is a tall order to say the least. She then explained how she didn’t have a written tenancy contract. Naturally, her fear was that the lack of paperwork left her with very little rights, if any at all.

I was pleased to tell her… WRONG!!!

Table of contents:

What happens if I don’t have a tenancy agreement? (i.e. is a ‘verbal contract’ binding by law?)

Simply, a verbal agreement is as legally binding as a written Tenancy Agreement (however, I would never advise to enter any agreement without a written contract).

As soon as a landlord allows a tenant access into the property and accepts rental payment, a verbal contract is formed. So this whole, “get out of my property within 3 days” crap won’t fly, or at least, it’s not legally enforceable.

What are my legal rights without a written tenancy agreement?

The fact a landlord and tenant does not have a written tenancy agreement does not affect either of their statutory legal rights. Both parties are still protected by statutory/common law.

A tenant without a written contract is still entitled to all the statutory rights a regular tenant with a contract is, including water, heating, a safe environment etc. In a similar vein, the tenant is still obligated to pay rent on time and take reasonable care of the property.

How/when is a verbal tenancy agreement created?

A verbal tenancy agreement is created when the following three actions take place:

  • An offer
  • An acceptance of offer
  • Payment (known as the legal term ‘consideration’)

If the above has happened, then with or without a written tenancy agreement, a legally binding tenancy agreement has been created.

There are other elements to consider:

  • Both parties must agree to be legally tied to the agreement
  • Both parties are capable of making an agreement i.e. not under the age of 18, drunk or insane.
  • Both parties must be acting freely and not under duress
  • The contract being made cannot be contrary to law

Can my landlord evict me without written contract/tenancy agreement?

In short, yes.

Since a verbal contract is legally binding and creates a legitimate tenancy agreement, the statutory rights of both landlord and tenants as per the Housing Act apply, which includes the right for landlords to repossess their property.

How to end / terminate a tenancy without a written contract

To terminate ANY tenancy agreement, the correct and proper legal procedures must be followed.

In my friend’s case, she can’t simply be told to leave with 4 days notice in the middle of the agreed fixed term just because there is no written tenancy agreement. Although, it does make it slightly difficult to prove when the agreed end-date of the tenancy is. In any case, during the fixed-term, tenant’s are entitled to at least 2 months notice period (that’s a statutory right), which must be served with a Section 21 notice.

The only way my friend, or any other tenant, can be ‘forced’ out of a tenancy agreement during the fixed-term is if the landlord has grounds for eviction (e.g. rent arrears), in which case a Section 8 notice must be served to the tenant.

If you want to shuffle through all the ways a tenancy can be terminated, whether you have a written or verbal agreement, here’s a list of ways to properly terminate a tenancy agreement.

If you’re a landlord wanting assistance with evicting a tenant and you don’t have a written tenancy agreement, you can hop over here to get some free landlord legal advice. No strings attached.

Why verbal tenancy agreements are not advised

Even though “verbal agreements” are legally binding, it is still advised to always have a written tenancy agreement.

Firstly, and quite frankly, a landlord or tenant that doesn’t have a written contract is an utter shit-for-brains. Pardon my French. But I sincerely mean it.

Written contracts are there to protect both landlord and tenant. I would question any tenant or landlord that proceeds with a tenancy without a written contract. In my opinion, it triggers alarm bells.

Secondly, a written tenancy is created to avoid misinterpretation as well as agreeing to the key points in the tenancy. By having a well-constructed tenancy agreement, which outlines the tenant and landlords’ responsibilities, everyone knows where they stand and what is expected, and any disputes further down the line would be avoided.

How to create a written tenancy agreement contract

Putting a written tenancy agreement in place couldn’t be easier. You don’t have to draft one yourself, and you don’t need an expensive solicitor either (despite popular belief), there are already plenty of resources available at your disposal. There are hundreds of websites online that offer Tenancy Agreement templates– you just need to download one and fill it in like a regular form.

However, it is important to ensure you source your Tenancy Agreement from a reputable vendor, as there are plenty out there that have either been butchered with unlawful clauses and/or are simply out-dated. There’s a range of Tenancy Agreements available to purchase from this website for £4.99, which have been created by specialist Solicitors. They can be reused as many times as you wish. However, if you wish to source your tenancy agreement from elsewhere, I recommend having a glimpse at the Good Tenancy Agreement Guide.

For more details on tenancy contracts, you may want to head over to the Tenancy Agreement blog post.

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amanda 28th October, 2015 @ 21:15

Hi, a friend of mine has just been told she has to leave her privately rented house in two days, she has had no hot water for over 6 months and the property is quite damp, she has asked her landlord to fix boiler and damp problems and he never did, she called the council for advice and they are sending someone to inspect the property in 2 days, her landlord found out and told her he wants her out in 2 days, she doesn't have a tenancy agreement and no actual proof of any rent payments, does she have any rights?? She has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and has two youngish children but her landlord is adamant she needs to leave

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martin 5th November, 2015 @ 12:36

is it legal for a lanlord to change a sigend receit. well i payed my lanlord two months rent he signed it then he changeed it by takeing and aplying it to other issues and sending it back saying i still owe for this months rent what can i do about this

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Grace 2nd December, 2015 @ 10:12

Have rented a house for the last half a month but I now want to vacate since the landlord doesn't provide water as promisedpromised which I can't continue the tenancy since I can't survive without. the landlord says she can't return the deposit since I haven't given a notice of 1month of which she didnt inform me about and we didn't have any written agreement. Am I entitled to my deposit which according to me she is the one who has breached the conditions of the contract?

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Francesca Cioce 25th December, 2015 @ 22:15

I live with my landlady, she has decided to let her boyfriend moving in to the flat and she has given me only two weeks notice . Is that correct or she should have notified this with at least one month notice??

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Oli 26th March, 2016 @ 22:49

This is urgent, my mum just made a verbal agreement with her landlord but the next day, he said the agreement is off and that she has five days to. Leave, now 3 days (Tuesday) she doesn't know what to do and we need help. She wasn't able to have 14 days because on the contract for the lease, a clause was she would have 5 days to vacate the premises. She made a verbal agreement and that ass told her off. Are there any legal actions we could use against him? Please help

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Nicole 16th April, 2016 @ 07:47

so i moved into someones flat to rent a room no tenacy agreement stayedsince december so 4 months paid rent every month found out its a council property and making me homeless just chucking me out on a date i need to no if i stand anywhere for anything

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Nicky durra 6th June, 2016 @ 09:24

Hi i realy need a help I living in the flat from 25july 2015 and paying 500£ regular rent per month I am trsnsgender my landlord harsing me about my gender from last 6 monh I have no writen aggriment he harassing me to leave the flat what can I do please help me and call me 07946403053 nicky dutta

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David 22nd June, 2016 @ 20:19

We made an verbal agreement with my father in law in 2011 and started paying to rent to own the house as they were moving to St Louis. We've paid rent every month and paid extra for a number of months towards the down payment and they have constantly threatened to kick us out for things not being the way they want. We have over 60,000 invested in this home now my question is if they break this agreement can we get our money back?

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Jayne 2nd September, 2016 @ 14:17

My son has no signed agreement with landlord,only verbal.The landlord is now selling property,and phones us the night before,to say someone is viewing property next day.My son works,so I have to do it,as he can't afford to take time off.The landlord turned up yesterday,with a friend,and another estate agent,but told us it was a viewing.He's now told me today,that someone is viewing tomorrow.It's not fair that he keeps doing this,can I get some advice please

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larry atkins 23rd October, 2016 @ 20:49

Verbel agreement on renting I was told to.leave after I have lived there for a year fixing the property up and paying rent and was told it would be willed to.me after landlord left told me and two other people the same now that the property worth something and the all the endkrss hours I put in to the property .now im asked to leave I dont have no place to go I thought this was home I need legel help and have know money can someone help me it is so urgent everything I owen and worked for im about to lose

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Adam 30th November, 2016 @ 09:18

I have just keep kicked out by the mother-in-law of which I was paying rent for. The landlords knew I was staying and I have been paying for rent (To the MIL), internet (directly), food and other bills since I moved in 7 months ago. She said I have 2 days to move out which is when I am paid up until. Is this legal? I'm fairly sure I have a right to have notice of 30 days to be out since the landlords agreed to let me stay on top of the tenancy agreement verbally.

In hindsight I know it should have been put in writing but it was a verbal agreement, do I have to move out today (the last day) or do I have to be given 30 days notice provided I pay the rent for the next month?

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The Landlord 30th November, 2016 @ 11:35

It's not really clear what your situation is, you need to provide more details:

1) Is your mother-in-law a tenant in the same property?
2) Who signed all the contracts? Are you joint tenants?
3) Are you sub-letting from your mother-in-law as a tenant, or lodger?

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Dennise 9th December, 2016 @ 23:22

HI My parent rent property from private landlord in last 2moths
They'v sight the tenancy agreement at the property for 6moths.
The landlord give then keys and said you can move in today so they pay him rent and deposit and they did not get any proof that they paid that.
Anyway they live there now 3moths and the landlord don't want they give the signed tenancy agreement, my parent get very uncomfortable because they scared now that they will someday have to leave and they were right when we calling him everyday about it he keeps shouting no you don't need it and today he send letter "leave on January because am not happy about that you want the agreement"
Any advance please??

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Jane 13th December, 2016 @ 10:03


I rented a room during 2 months in Central London.
I gave 300£ in cash + 320£ (transfer) for the deposit and I paid my 2 months in time. I didn't sign a contract. The guy who was renting the rooms is the brother's landlord.

When I gave my notice this guy told me he was going to give me my deposit back but that he had some problems with his bank account. I trusted him but one week after I had nothing on my bank account. I sent him a message but one week later still nothing and he won't return my calls anymore or answer myy texts.

I don't know a lot about British Law but is there anything I can do to have my money back?


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Phil 28th December, 2016 @ 13:08

I have received a section21 notice to vacate the property i have rented for 25 years because the owner wishes to sell.
My question is, in October 2015 i was charged £120 for an AST but was never sent a copy or was asked to sign it, so as i have not read the terms until Dec 2016 when i insisted the agent for the owner send me my copy.
I now have a copy that was emailed to me which, as far as i am concerned could of been drawn up just because i asked for it .
I have asked for the AST on 3 other occasions in the last year.

My question is, is the AST legal as the owner is not the same as the name on the land registry?


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The Landlord 28th December, 2016 @ 14:35

The landlord doesn't need to be the owner of the property... so if you're asking if a AST can be legal if the landlord's name is not on the property deed, the answer is yes.

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Annalyn Mariano 9th January, 2017 @ 06:12

I had a gap of 15 days for my monthly rent,do I need to pay 50% of my monthly rent for that gap?eventhough i ask a favor for my landlord for the gap and he said no problem.

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Marcus 14th January, 2017 @ 14:03

Hi my girlfriend is rent a space at a salon and has been told that she needs to leave by the end of the week. She does not have a contract but has agreed a price and also paid for the week. Can the landord evict her fro. The property or does he have to serve her notice with legitimate cause and give her 28 days to evict the property?

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Cindy 15th January, 2017 @ 03:30

I have lived here since 1982 till present i live in los Angeles rent control my landlord is now telling me he does not want us to park our cars in the driveway and he said my son name is not on the rental agreement he has to get out and he could stay if he doesn't park in the driveway..and he also said uf my husband dont like he can move out....i pay rent and the driveway is part of our rental unit...advice would be nice

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Rikki 13th February, 2017 @ 11:48

Hi I rent a buisiness property off the council in a town centre that is dying on its feet. I have no written agreement nor verbal. I have some rent arrears, I got in touch with the council to see if they would reduce the rent to help me in my situation temporarily an they just said 'no'. In 12 months shops are closing down on a weekly basis an the council have seen fit to let 8 barbers come to our small town. I have a barbers myself an the council put 1 directly next door to mine. I don't earn a lot an some weeks I have to put my wages to pay the rent. The arrears are what's stopping me from going, as I have a mortgage I don't want them to take it off me as I have worked hard an it's my children's if anything happens to me. Please if any one can give me some advice I would b very grateful x

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Zara 10th April, 2017 @ 22:03

I am renting a room from a 'friend' who has recently been a little off and her mother who's house the name is in has been a complete cow. I have a feeling they will 1. Ask me to move out or 2.Move my belongings whilst away on a work trip. There was nothing signed and no term agreed, I did say no later than 6 months. I pay a direct debit in to her account every month and she's asked myself to give her 1 month rent if I wanted to move out. Please can you advise me on what rights I have, I'm worried they will go through my room. Last night whilst I'm away she even let her friend sleep in my room without asking. I really need some advice. Thank you

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Simon Pambin 12th April, 2017 @ 08:20

Hi Zara,

Unfortunately, as a lodger, you have very few rights in law. Your landlord can use "your" room when you're not there and can evict you with reasonable notice - probably one month in your case. They can move your belongings as long as they take care that they are not damaged as a result.

It would have been courteous to let you know that she was intending to use your room while you were away, though.

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Kate 9th May, 2017 @ 01:45

When we moved into our new house we allowed an old housemate to make use of our spare room from the beginning of April for a couple of months until he got himself sorted. Our agreement was verbal & he is not listed on any contracts or bills, however contributes £255pcm. This has now changed to him wanting to be here until at least September. The arrangement now does not suit us as a family member is relocating to the city & I would like them to live with us instead. As this set up was only meant to be temporary I verbally gave him 6 weeks notice to move out. He was not happy but I feel this is plenty enough time, given it was only meant to be a short term favour. I was wondering if there was a written declaration anyone advises me to give him as back up to our conversation in case he becomes difficult. Thanks

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Simon Pambin 9th May, 2017 @ 13:14

By the sound of it, your erstwhile housemate is a lodger on an excluded tenancy, in which case 6 weeks verbal notice is reasonable, although it would help to put it in writing. Have a read of this:

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Warren 28th August, 2017 @ 03:36

I have moved into a place without signing agreement and made arrangments to pay landlord. Prior to payment she has demanded me out and changed locks with my stuff in the house.. I phoned police but the advised me to landlord tennant act. I asked what would happen if I jumped through window and still stayed until i find new place they had no comment.. what can i do and how to do so.

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J.R 15th September, 2017 @ 20:03

I move into a apt a year ago this month. 6 months in I couldn't afford rent so I went to my land lord an explained that I would leave but would like to if at all possible he asked me if I did any carpentry work saying yes he put me to work at one of his property's an since then we have had a verbal agreement ( I have never signed anything not even when I moved in ) that I work off the $500 dollar rent cost. This has been working out great , I do the work that he ask of me an also to show gratitude for helping me I do things he don't ask of me but that I know has to be done . He gets well over the $500 Dollar rent cost but the deal was I work for the rent not cash so I continue to work .. a couple months ago he had surgery an stuck in his recliner witch made him ill this all being said has taken it out on me twice already by telling me to pack my things up an move an then turning around an hour or so later an apologies an tells me I can stay . Then today this being the tired time doing this he tells me that he don't get enough work out of me for the rent an that most normal jobs work 40 hours a week when I'm only working 4 to 6 hours a day 3 or 4 days a week but them hours an day add up fast an the work I'm doing would cost him so much more then the $500 dollar cost of my apt each month. I guess what I'm asking is what to do about the threats of putting me out ?? Is there anyway I can defend my self against being thrown in streets after I work so hard to live here.. please contact me with any an all thoughts, suggestions an facts that may pertain to the underlying question at hand here .. I thank u in advance for all ur time an comments in this matter..have a awesome day .

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Suzette 4th November, 2017 @ 23:29

Can anyone offer advice please.
My 72-year-old mother has lived in her home for nearly 20 years. The last 10 of these years has been with the same landlord.
She received a letter yesterday from a solicitor, saying The landlord had said that on 14 December 2017, it will be the 10 year anniversary of him as her landlord, and the rent is going to increase from £350 a month to £600 a month.. she has no tenancy agreement.
Any advice welcome. She is beside herself with worry.

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angela 22nd January, 2018 @ 04:04

I rented a house back in May and they want us to rent for a year and would get us a contract still no contract but they are selling the house so what can i do because the understand was that we would rent for a year.I have not been late on rent.so if they sell the house do i still get to rent it until my agreement is up.please help.I do have message that they will get us a contract to sign.will that help me out

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Sarah Alex 6th February, 2018 @ 17:13

hi, I need help??? i'm renting a two bedroom house and they been living there for over 6 six years and there was no contract or deposit made....I told them in November that they have to leave and into now we are in February the wife has told me that by law they can live there without paying rent for 3 months. It's been 3 months since they were told to leave and they have been taking stuff out of the house but still living there without paying rent!! what should I do????

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Simon Pambin 7th February, 2018 @ 09:11

The bit about living rent-free for three months is cobblers. Have you issued a valid Section 21 notice, or did you just tell them informally? You'll need to give them at least two months' notice via a section 21. However, now that they're more than two months in arrears you could also go down the Section 8 route.

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Raeona123 19th March, 2018 @ 18:07

Im renting out the living room at a coworkers house for me and my boyfriend. We pay weekly and have a verbal agreement that we are to pay weekly because its just the living room. Well we were given a two weeks notice and still have to pay in the process of the two weeks. Wasnt we suppose to receive a 30 day notice to leave? Please i need answers!

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Tony 20th March, 2018 @ 10:35

Thank you so much for sharing such a valuable information.But I think it is better to have a written rental agreement all the times to avoid confusions.When I have shifted to my new home my rental agreement has been made by Homeshikari who has made a very tight rental agreement for me and I feel really comfortable now.

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Jezz 27th March, 2018 @ 18:42


I have rented my basement to a guy on verbal agreement, later i have discovered he is some kind of threat to my family, so i have returned his money and ask him to vacate in a month. am i doing right thing?
or am i going to face any legal issues.

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Josafat lelieveld 21st October, 2018 @ 04:16

Hi I just bought a property and there was tenants in the house from the former owner they rented the house without any contract so i did told the tenants that I would still rent out the house but I will come with a contract so they wasn't keen on the idea and I just told them that everything wil stays the same but when I present them the contract with my laws and terms it's know a problem they told me the amount of rent I want is to much and that they can't pay deposit so what rights does that have and what can I do in this matter

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Jonathan Smith 7th November, 2018 @ 22:25

How do I evict a tenant without a tenancy agreement? He is also withholding goods that belong to me.

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Arlete Medeiros 1st December, 2018 @ 22:30

Hi. I rented my current flat on the 28th of feb 2015 WITH a 12 months signed agreement. From the end of first year tenancy I have just called up my landlord saying I would like to continue in the flat and she agrees with it. Usually this conversation takes place every year in January. I just found a better home and because I don’t want to cause any inconvenience I wrote her informing her we would vacate the premises on the 1st of January (1 month written notice basically) and she claims that because our contract will not end until the 28th of February she will keep my £2000 deposit. Now the question is she only has 1 signed contract by me which ended on the 28/02/16. What are my rights? Can she keep the deposit based on this criteria? Thank you

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Monique 10th March, 2019 @ 05:33

Good day

We are currently "tenting" without any written contract.

We had a signed contract for a full year. After a year has been completed the contract was supposed to be extended for another year and signed but that never happened. We stay is the landlord property for almost 3 months without any contract. We BEGGED him numerous times for a contract and he just simply ignore all our conversations. He read all rhe messages but do not reply on any. We do not know what is going on. We did nothing towards him to be angry or anything. We pay the rent every month on time even though we do not have a contract.

So in the meantime we bought a house. How does it work from now ? We are already in the new month. We obviously still need the give him consent that we will be moving out, although he ignores us flat.? And the money to be paid ? How does it work ? Must we still pay the full amount without a contract or any response from the landlord or can we work out prorata ourself until we move out this month and just pay that over ? What is the legal steps we can follow ?


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Sharon 8th May, 2019 @ 16:07

Hi can someone please help me I took a property on the 23rd of April and I did sign a tenancy agreement and the landlord claims it did not get fully witnessed by both witnesses and in the 1st of the month the rent was due but after a drink local kicked my partners car he had to fix it and because the window broke while fixing the car he almost severed his fingers and had to get plastic surgery on his hand the rent was not paid on the 1st on the 5th of May the landlady showed up with whom can only be described as a gorilla sized man for intimidation purposes to evict us she pushed my partner out of the way and demanded to be in we had to leave without any of our belongings and my partner has mental health problems and flipped out and he phoned the police before he lost it and the police arrived to tell us no tenancy agreement no rights to stay there as this conversation was going on the landlord changed the locks we are currently sleeping on the floor with family my son who also has mental health problems he is 11years old I have had the police on the phone today to make arrangements to get my belongings and have him there to avoid a breach of the peace please someone tell me what I can do ????

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Petula 20th July, 2019 @ 04:26

Sold my property about 12 years ago renting it from the person yhat bought it he had told yhe mortgage company that he lives in the property but hr has never lived in the property all the mortgage letters comes to the house i was told he had to have been living in the property for a year before renting it out he also had no certificate of rental is a consent of lease required?

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Ana 3rd September, 2019 @ 07:07

Me and my boyfriend rented a room, no writen contract, and we've been there for a few months. When we left the landlord did not return the deposit and he keeps delaying under the excuse that he has no money, there's anyway I can claim it? My boyfriend was unemployed and we still paid the rent every month on time, we left the place having to pay deposit somewhere else and after more than a month the landlord is still not giving the deposit back.

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Brian 7th October, 2019 @ 03:35

I am currently living in a condo with a roommate and the landlord which had owned the condo was arrested and has not payed his mortgage or his HOA fees for some time now. He had make an verbal agreement with myself that I wouldn't have to pay rent as long as I was going to school and I kept up the place. Which has been done still. Now that he was arrested he has to serve time in jail he has decided to just get rid of the place leaving me and the roommate to leave the property. He has served us with a seven day quit or pay notice. And we have received a letter in the mail that the HOA has started the foreclosure process. The landlord had a realtor come over and tell us that he is selling the property that we have to leave asap. This does not seem right and all we ever had was a verbal contract, never anything written. What can we do and is there anything that will allow us to stay in the condo until we can have time to find another place.The amount in back pay is over 8,000 dollars. Obviously he has not been paying it since January and has just came to tell us this in September. Can anyone help me please.

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Steven clark. 19th November, 2019 @ 16:38

Hi, i hav a tenant"school friend" thats not payin her rent on time. Whn she moved in, i asked for 500 a month but she couldnt afford it so i dropped it to 450. Didnt ask for a deposit or a month up front. She signed a year lease but 4 year later she hasnt signed the new 1 which she has had for a few years. But everytime i ask for her to sign it she never does and always says this needs sorted and that needs sorted in the house. She pays the rent in bits n bobs but am always havin to pay so i dont get in debt. I am now waiting on almost £800.

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Mark 23rd December, 2019 @ 22:13

i'm legally married. my wife moved out of our rental approx 2 months ago, when we separated. she took all her belonging with her and gave up her right to the rental property. 2 months later she is trying to have me evicted. the Landlord accepted the rental agreement knowingly with only 1 signature (hers). as i was at a meeting. but the Landlord has always had full knowledge of me and my family residing here. she is asking that i be evicted so she can have right back to live here.

is that possible..

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Marek Kram 10th January, 2020 @ 18:45

I’m letting a room out in a 4 bed home never seen the land lurd at all not given me a contract with my name on it plus one of the house mates that got me in has not given the land lords it but have gave him rent iv got the resets for it what iv payed in 4 months iv ask him time and time agin to put my name on it but he said he would but has not because of the bond money my house mats not given him and wen I ask him land lords asking me for the bond he keeps saying it’s ok iv talks with him ?yet not with me and this house friend says he’s taking the house on ??? ! But can he do this and is my landlord right in not putting my name on it or not getting back to me I feel as though something is on the up ?! Me not noing wether my house friend is not telling me what’s right or going off I’m now verry Paranorid that even though iv pays 100% in that I feel as though I can get kicked out in March ???????? I’m being right just glad iv got bank recets to say it’s gone in to my landlord bank but wen I one’s said to my land lord that the house mate has is the Landluord sounded of at me saying “ are you saying he’s keeping it” me: “ I said I don’t no and found my self making up excuses for the house mate now I’m in the middle not noing what to do or say because my house friend keeps saying he nos landlord it’s cool trust me ... I’m lost don’t trust it am I wrong please help me !!??????????🙏

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Jordan T. Nicholls 29th June, 2020 @ 18:40

Hey guys,

Just wanted to get an outsiders perspective on my families living situation and the way the landlord is going about selling the house, after verbally making an agreement to my grandmother who her and i rented this place for 28 years, alongside of my recently deceased grandfather. he stated to her that he would give her a price and let her have the first chance at purchasing the property before putting it on the market bringing in lawyers you know all the legal stuff which sounded like a good idea considering this world wide epidemic. Well little do we know not even a week after that he is phoning my grandmother (age of 79) and telling her that they are bringing in a real estate lady to do i walkthrough of the premises. We willingly complied to that. not even a week after that they are now calling my grandma and telling her not asking her that she is coming to bring potential buyers to look at our place and have a walkthrough. We were never offered the option of a virtual tour. Considering this epidemic any one would probably want the same. anyways now shes showing up unannounced looking threw the yard because she has permission from land lord to show the back unit which no one has lived in in 5+ years which is definitely not livable and looks like the roof is going to collapse any second. not to mention the mold issues have been brought up to the landlord and me and my dad offered to do all the work for a considerable amount less then any business would if he supplied the materials. Well now its come to the point my grandmother is distressed and anxious not to mention worried about this whole ordeal. which now puts stress on me and my father. Anyways i am looking for any positive feed back and opinions also any resources and help any kind person is willing to give our family. I lived her my entire 28 years of living and would hate to lose my childhood home to some unappreciated asshole.

Best regards,
Jordan T. Nicholls

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Jane 12th January, 2021 @ 10:28

What can happen if have no written agreement. Then you leave without notice to your landlord and leave items in the house. Jane

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Sharon 1st April, 2021 @ 15:41

Hi I’ve been in my property for20 years my landlord does nothing repair wise when we moved in we put in a new kitchen and bathroom instead of paying a bond agreed by us and the landlord verbally he has now said he’s sold the property to his son who lives with him we haven’t seen any proof of this and the son is now asking us to pay a bond to him as he is the new owner we are in a landlord protection scheme and I have checked with them and it’s still registered under his dad do I legally have to pay this bond to stay in a property I have been in and unkept for 20 years

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Patricia 16th April, 2021 @ 05:23

Hi, I found a rental property through a lettings agency in the beginning of March and had my rental offer accepted by the landlord. I paid the holding deposit and after some delay my reference checks were accepted 22 March. I have been waiting to sign the AST since then; I have chased the agent many times and he keeps saying he is waiting for the landlord to send over the EPC and electricity cert. Fair enough, but he also said at first that he would get these in 2 weeks; when 2 weeks passed and I chased him up he said he would get the certs the next week; still no sign of them or the contract. It is Friday today and I am due to move out Tuesday. The agent said the landlord is due to drop the certs off in person this afternoon, but who is to say if that will actually happen? I feel trapped, as I have to move out on Tuesday and have made all the arrangements, but what happens if I don't get the contract signed by then? Regards

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Jamie 21st May, 2021 @ 12:35

I allowed a friend to stay in one of my rooms without a tenancy agreement, while he built his house. I'm a live in landlord.
Unfortunately the house build didn't happen and covid meant he's stayed at my house while he sold the land which has been a year and a half.
Now he's priced out of the property market and is talking about staying with me longer term.
I'm panicking abit about my rights, are friendship has been tested while he's been living there. What's the best move forward start a tenancy agreement? Has he developed any right while staying at my house temporarily??

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Susan 24th February, 2022 @ 17:20

My son has been renting a house off a friend for 9 years and the friend now wants to sell the property.
My son has no written contract and would like to know how much notice his friend should be giving him before he has to get out?

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Joooll 19th March, 2022 @ 16:02

I rented a house to my daughter with her boyfriend moving in with her. They have been there for just over a year now. He has contributed to the rent and bills - the rent is heavily subsidised as it’s my daughter. They have now split up as my daughter no longer wants to be with him but to be kind she moved out and told him she wants him out of the house in a month. He has objected to this and stated he needs 3 months. He has parents who live in the same town (he has lived with them all his life prior to moving in with my daughter). There is no tenancy agreement only verbal to say my daughter can live there until she can afford the deposit in a house of her own. There was no deposit asked for. Is it correct that as they are no longer a couple and we want our daughter back in the house that we own that he is required to leave and as it is over a year and they pay rent monthly (not in advance either) that we are in our rights to give him a month to leave? He is being difficult and nasty to our daughter - he has no money issues, somewhere he could live. Can you kindly advise me please 🙏

















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