My father (70 years old) has rented his flat since Jan 2015 in 11 month leases. The present 11 months lease ends Oct 31st. Lease was not registered. Lease states 90 days notice to vacate from either party. Lease was on stamp paper and signed by both my father (owner) and teant. The current lease, my dad has a photocopy of the lease, original is with tenant.
1. With the lease ending Oct 31, we don't want to renew it further for personal reasons (My father wants to move into that flat, since his other flat is very old).
2. My father first tried to talk to the tenant verbally on phone and wanted to meet. But tenant is avoiding. We suspect, he will want more than 90 days (as much as 4 to 5 months) notice (OR worst case he may say he is not ready to vacate...). My father is still trying to meet and talk to the tenant patiently.
Any advice how we should approach and who can help? Also how should be communicate our decision of not renewing the lease and giving notice?