Death of tenant when still renting
I WAS LIVING WITH MY FATHER WHO PAID THE RENT WJERE WE LIBE. HE PASSED AWAY AND NOW THE OWNER IS DEMANDING THE OUTSTANDING AMOUNT DUE ON THE RENT. I AM NOT EMPLOYED COS I WAS TAKING CARE OF MY BEDRIDDEN FATHER.
I DO NOT HAVE AN INCOME.
WHAT MUST I DO?
CAN SHE NOT USE THE KEY DEP FOR THE AMOUNT OUTSTANDING.
I HAVE TO WAIT 2 TO 3 MONTJS FOR THE DEATH BENEFIT TO PAY OUT
You should try and reason it out with the landlord and give an undertaking to pay the arrears when the benefits pay out.
He cannot evict you without a court order, and an eviction process is a long court process which landlords don’t like. It’s costly and it means no rental income for some time.
You can take up the matter with the rental and housing tribunal if he threatens you or insists that you must leave immediately.