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  • Legal FAQs

    Lost tenancy agreement

    Hi

    Please can someone give me advice as I am very worried.

    I inherited my Mother's house and once probate came through I rented the house to a young family.

    Unfortunately my head was not in a right place and I just signed a tenancy agreement on a 12 month basis. Unfortunately I have managed to lose the tenancy agreement and about two years ago I hinted to my tenants I may be selling the house. Since then they only speak if absolutely necessary to me.

    I have heard that without the tenancy agreement I can not remove them from my property and if I ask them for a copy they may deny that they signed one.

    If they deny signing one would I be able to sell my house or would they stay there indefinitely.

    I know I am hugely at fault here and I really would appreciate any advice as I am feeling sick with worry.

    Kindest Regards
    Dave
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    You will not be able to use the accelerated possession process without a written agreement but it's certainly possible to obtain possession of needed, albeit slightly more complex. You could try to regularise the position by signing a new fixed term agreement now.
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    David Smith
    Landlord & Tenant Solicitor
    Anthony Gold Solicitors

    Find me on LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/dsnsmith

    All opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my firm. No comment made should be taken as legal advice and you should consult a solicitor or other legal professional for advice on your specific situation.