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Agreement Breaker

From: Alex
Date: 26 Nov 2002
Time: 08:56:40
Remote Name: 212.228.176.197

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I recently had a tenant do a midnight bunk during the fixed term of the AST, posting the keys for the property through my own letterbox during the day.

The local council says that I am liable for the Council Tax because the tenant returned the keys and I accepted them.

My AST reads: "The Tenant hereby acknowledges that removal from the property of their belongings will be deemed as voluntary surrender of the property. The Landlord will be free to enter the property. The Tenant acknowledges that this does not negate any legal obligation they have under the terms of this agreement."

Is the council correct, or should they pursue the tenant for the Council Tax?


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