Amanda and her two children were looking for a home to rent in Cardiff. They viewed a property belonging to a couple who were moving abroad. The couple had previously offered the property to their son to live in, but he didn’t want to because it was run down.
Amanda asked if she could redecorate and the couple said she could. She also asked for a longer term tenancy contract to give her family some stability and the couple consented to this, giving her a two year tenancy with a one year break clause.
The couple went overseas and for the next year Amanda invested considerable time and money in making the house a home for her and her children.
After a year had passed the couple got in touch and said they were coming back to Wales to visit and they wanted to carry out an inspection.
The couple were delighted with the improvements Amanda had made and were full of praise.
The following week, Amanda was served with a ‘no fault’ eviction notice.
The couple had activated the one year break clause because they were so pleased with the condition of the home that they had decided to give it to their son after all.
Despite being model tenants, Amanda and her two children had no choice but to leave the property that had become their family home. Amanda had to finance the move herself and was given no compensation.