To terminate a joint tenancy agreement, a lessor (one or all) must terminate an agent, not a beneficiary. The only exception to the above rule is the common statutory rent under the 1977 Rent Act, in which, when a tenant is in default, the rental agreement is transferred to (s) tenant (s).  For couples, it is called a “common tenant” in the UC regulations and provides that the contractual rent can be paid (deducted from possible under-occupancy and non-dep deductions). In cases where both partners are included in the lease, they are “collectively and repeatedly” subject to rent, so that if they separate, one dies or goes to jail, the other can automatically claim the contract rent minus the aforementioned deductions. “Responsibility” is not necessary, because responsibility already exists. In the event of a relationship breakdown, a court may transfer the interest of one roommate solely on behalf of the other tenant, even if the other tenant does not consent. This can be done under marriage or family law or the Children`s Act 1989. In some cases, it may be necessary to file an application for a judgment in court to prevent a co-associated tenant from terminating the termination and terminating the lease before the transfer of the lease can be requested. If tenants wish to sue a landlord for breach of rent protection rules, all other tenants must take legal action. For more information, see section 214.
Normally, a beneficiary cannot issue valid notice (NTQ) to terminate a periodic lease (and it is likely that a lease agreement cannot give a beneficiary the power to serve an NTQ). One or all agents may delegate the power to use an NTQ to a beneficiary. In the absence of such a delegation, a beneficiary would have to apply to the court, under the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, for permission to serve an NTQ. A valid notification of the landlord according to the legal requirements of the type of tenancy agreement to one of the joint-leased tenants is sufficient to terminate the tenancy agreement for all co-tenants.  A valid termination, which is served only by another tenant, is sufficient to end a periodic rent for all tenants who are co-tenants.  If the lease is fixed-term, all tenants must consent to a break clause to terminate the lease, unless a tenancy period expressly allows one of the tenants to use the break clause. We have now had some unsealed rents, and the UC has been good at solving them quickly lately. But we have a case where the UC refuses to play ball. If one of the Thinkker co-owners leaves the property and settles down with another person, the new person becomes a tenant only if there is an explicit or tacit agreement between all the tenants and the landlord: problems may arise for people claiming the Universal Credit (UC) housing charge element if a tenant or tenant no longer resides in the property.
This can usually happen when a couple is separated and one of them moves and their joint tenancy agreement has not yet been surrendered, awarded or transferred. It can be difficult to get the landlord to grant the remaining tenant a new single tenancy agreement, especially if there are rent arrears.