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Article 232

From: Amy H.
Date: 23 Oct 2002
Time: 16:47:20
Remote Name: 195.93.32.14

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I bought a property 2 years ago at an auction. The property includes a shop downstairs and a flat upstairs. Earlier this year it was time to review the rent of the tenant living in the flat. It was only at this time I came to discover that she is a sitting tenant. Apparently she herself wasn't aware of it. Published in the auction book, the rent was higher than the actual amount, and there was no indication of her being a sitting tenant. there is nothing written in the deeds, but I now am liable to pay her money, as I apparently overcharged her. Is there a law to protect me? Do I have to pay the money that she claims from me, even though I was misled? Am I entitled to any compensation?The tenant is an elderly lady. Is there any way I could remove her from the property? I have recently learned that she is protected under the 1976 Rent Act. How can I find out if she has any children, as I can't obviously approach her directly?

I would really appreciate your help. Thank you


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