Are you L, L's Agent, or T?
You say that "Our landlord is clearly lying to us..."; perhaps you meant "Our tenant is clearly lying to us"?
If so, you could threaten to end the letting [s.8 Notice under Housing Act 1988 as amended] by use of ground 12 or ground 14.
See their wording at...
It might be. But you cannot show that this is T1's motive.
Plus: you as L have no right to enter- whether with T2 or on your own- whilstever T1 occupies.
Even if the Letting Agreement confers a right of entry, T1 is free to withdraw it without notice.
Forcing T1 to admit you could be seen as...
It is T1's home, at least at present. Subject to any legal restrictions, T1 is free to do whatever she likes there.
And it's not your privacy with which T1 has supposedly interfered, so why need you do anything?
1. No. As an AST, there are potentially statutory continuation tenancy rights for T.
2. Yes, you can serve a s.21 Notice subject to a lot of restrictions. Besides the Virus ones, these include having properly protected T's deposit.
3. For s.21 rules, see...
Again: you can ask them as much as you want, but they (T) are free to go- irrespective- at the expiry date of the existing term or to remain.
So far, they have not served any Notice on you as L.
If they change their minds and remain, which they are fully entitled to do, marketing it now might...
Really, T can just up and leave when the fixed term expires.
Unless the Letting Agreement says otherwise (and that would be quite unusual), no Notice from T is needed.
Why? Well, the statutory periodic tenancy rules apply only if the letting is an AST.
And it cannot be an AST if the property is...
Be careful always not to commit inadvertent defamation- as yet, you cannot prove fraud, so don't allege it until you have clear evidence.
Things to do:
1. Verify what details HM Land Registry has for you as owner of the leasehold flat- e.g. your correct home address. Perhaps ask for an...
1. Although the clause allows L access, remember that T has exclusive possession during the Letting's term. T always has the right to refuse access. L cannot force entry- that would be harassment.
2. In any event, when T has to hand-back the property, it must be in the state of repair- and with...
Yes. The article explicitly says this:
However, with the 12-month transition period now ending from 1 June 2020, the ban applies to all tenancies (both Fixed Term and Periodic) regardless of when the tenancy started.
The reason is in s.1 of the Tenant Fees Act 2019. See https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2019/4/section/1
Some of the Act came into force when it received Royal Assent. The rest came into force on 1 June 2019.
On a brief skim, I can't see anything that defers its application if the letting...