Monthly Archives: October 2013

Can one of the joint tenants can end a tenancy by serving a notice of termination?

Short answer….. During a fixed term = no During a periodic (statutory or contractual) tenancy = yes A key principle of joint tenancies is that all of the tenants are collectively ‘the tenant’. This means that they are generally dealt … Continue reading

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Can a landlord claim to redecorate whole wall if wall is scratched by tenant?

Short answer is yes (possibly). Long-winded answer….. The first thing to consider is whether the scratch is ‘fair wear and tear’ or ‘damage’. Scratches caused by the tenant making reasonable use of the premises would be considered fair wear and … Continue reading

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