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Who's liable for rent arrears?

Emililly123 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Basically i was with my ex in council house my relationship broke down he left but he was main tenant i was sub tenant he left me in rent arrers so anyway i got took to court and was liable for paying rent on it after he left but then i left property whos liable for rent arrers 


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 10,424 Disability Gamechanger
    At a guess I would say that as you were the last tenant it might be your problem, you could perhaps speak to CAB ?

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    I'm not certain and you should get some expert advice 

    From personal experience if your name is on the tenancy or any bills if they are in joint names you are both liable and they try and recover debt from whoever they can contact 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,011 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2022
    woodbine said:
    ..you could perhaps speak to CAB ?
    Or Shelter.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.


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