4 students moving in 8th June?

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8:55 AM, 21st May 2020
About 2 weeks ago

4 students moving in 8th June?

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4 students moving in 8th June?

Hi all, some advice please. I have new students moving in, saying that they are uncomfortable as gov guidelines suggest different households should not mix. They are suggesting delaying till 1st July, and fishing for money off the rent.

I have searched Gov. uk and found no advice. Although I did find this on BBC:

“Can I move in with someone new? Many people would be planning to move in with a partner, or rent a home with new housemates, who are currently in different households.

“Clearly, that means members of two households getting together, but the government says it is permitted.

“The important caveat is that it should be delayed if anyone in either household is showing symptoms. Any period of self-isolation should also be completed by the last member of either original household before people move in together, or join a houseshare.”

I can’t find where this reporter got this info, which would as I see it allow them to move?

Any help please

Paul

Editor’s Notes:

Government safety advice for moving home during Coronavirus emergency

>> https://www.property118.com/government-safety-advice-for-moving-home-during-coronavirus-emergency/

The government has amended the coronavirus regulations to make clear that people who wish to move home can do so. The guidance provides important public health information to ensure that moving home and key activities around this, such as viewing property, can happen safely. Click here to view the full guidance

Full Government COVID-19 guidance for landlords and tenants published

>> https://www.property118.com/full-government-covid-19-guidance-for-landlords-and-tenants-published/

The Government has finally released on Saturday its full pieced together non-statutory guidance for landlords and tenants during the Coronavirus emergency. Click here for the full 21 page document from MHCLG.



Comments

Jessie Jones

9:06 AM, 23rd May 2020
About A week ago

Yvonne, the link you provided, localgovernmentlawyer is advice from 2nd May. The guidance has been updated since then and Neil has provided a link to the current advice.
People are now allowed to move, whereas previously it was only allowed for emergencies, such as homelessness or fleeing domestic violence. Whether they want to move is a different question. If contracts have already been signed then both parties are still legally bound by them. People often like to negotiate a discount. But money off would only be discretionary under these circumstances.

Yvonne Francis

12:25 PM, 23rd May 2020
About A week ago

Reply to the comment left by Jessie Jones at 23/05/2020 - 09:06I don't think you get the gist of what I am trying to say. I know guidelines are being constantly updated, and this was updated in early May but the important thing is the point that HMO's are considered as a single household, so the guidelines that Ian posted applies to HMO's even though HMO's as such are not mentioned. If that is right then that is different from how they have been considered since the legislation of 2004 when it became clear that every tenant was considered a household.
As for the legal binding of contracts, I do not know what type of letting you do, but in student lets depending on the situation in September, at some time a parent will contest their son/daughter's agreement and if the case history of Krell v Henry is deemed valid they will have a good change of winning.

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