Ok this is for a commercial property but still applicable in residential. Two tenants under individual names on a fixed term lease are in significant arrears (over 3 months) and the property manager has only just followed them up. Appears one tenant was paying the rent albeit sporadically and the other was paying nothing. So the tenant that is paying has found a solicitor to forward this request to the landlord: "As the tenants are in common and my client is making his contribution under the terms of the lease, the landlord is not to effect a termination of lease but rather allow my tenant quite enjoyment of the premises. It is up the landlord to secure rental from the other party. My client will continue to make his contributions when he is able to so so." If this was my responsibility they would have been locked out weeks ago.