TENANCY LAW: Youth Tenancy (Case 2)
Question 2, Answer: Yes, Julie's landlord is able to claim all unpaid rent directly from Julie as she is the only person listed on the tenancy agreement, as a tenant.
Residential Tenancies Act 1986
During the tenancy, the tenant must:
If the tenant doesn't pay rent on time they are breaching the tenancy agreement and the Act. As soon as the tenant is one day overdue on their rent payment, the landlord can give the tenant a notice to remedy the breach. This notice must give the tenant at least 14 days to sort things out.
If the tenant is at least 21 days behind in paying the rent, or they haven't sorted things out after getting a notice to remedy a different breach, the landlord can apply to the Tenancy Tribunal to have the overdue rent paid, and for an order ending the tenancy if they want it.
A tenant may bring a claim against his or her "flatmates" in the Disputes Tribunal for any unpaid rent as the Tenancy Tribunal can only deal with disputes between a landlord and a tenant.