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Can I use a Deed of Assignment when an AST has become a rolling Statutory Periodic AST?

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LANDLORD FORUMCategory: LettingCan I use a Deed of Assignment when an AST has become a rolling Statutory Periodic AST?
youngs asked 5 months ago

Can I (the landlord) use a Deed of Assignment when an AST has become a rolling Statutory Periodic AST?

The incoming tenant has concerns. Tenants comment: "On further research a deed of assignment might not work in this instance. My understanding of the assignment document is that it allows a tenant, with the consent of the landlord, to transfer any unused balance of the tenancy to an individual who will then step into his shoes and become the third member within the definition "the tenant" referred to within the AST agreement. What I do not understand is given I won’t be going into the flat till after the expiry of the current tenancy that would mean there isn’t anything left to assign. While I understand that those already included in the document would then be under a rolling tenancy, I don’t believe this is something I could join with a deed of assignment after expiry. "

I can’t find anything on the internet, for this particular aspect. Thanks for any advice,

Rob

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