I have let a 4 bed house for the past 5 years. Four tenants were on the original lease agreement, no fixed term is in place, no problems have ever occured.
A new tenant has recently replaced a previous tenant. Three tenants currenlty in the property were on the original lease, the new tenant (fourth) replaced a previous tenant 2 weeks ago.
What happens if the new tenant does not get on with the existing tenants? I have reason to believe that there have been difficulties already.
Based on the information provided, an assignment has occured. An assignment is where a tenant finds someone to replace them and they leave the tenancy; the person who replaces them becomes the tenant of the landlord.
In this situation, the new tenant (assignee) will require 6 months of continuous occupation in the dwelling before qualifying for Part 4 tenancy rights. Therefore, in the first 6 months a landlord can terminate the agreement with the assignee.
If difficulty is being casued by the assignee you have the option to terminate the assignee within the first 6 months.