Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary – now available on iPlayer22:10 PM, 18th March 2019
About 5 days ago 95
We rent a 2 bed property to a middle aged couple. They keep it in good condition and always pay the rent on time. They have applied to foster a child, and they informally asked if I was OK with this, which I am.
However, my son has told me that the local authority children’s department will formally seek my permission, as landlord, for them to house a foster child in my rental property.
This spooked me, as I distrust government bureaucracies. Is there anything that I need to consider? For instance, if the child damages the property I assumed that this would be covered by my tenancy agreement with the couple, and they would be responsible for the damages?
Is there anything that I need to do in order to protect my interest in the property?
If anyone has experience of any pitfalls in tenant’s fostering children in rental properties I would appreciate your advice.
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