Can I sublet on Airbnb as a tenant without permission

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13:30 PM, 16th September 2015
About 4 years ago

Can I sublet on Airbnb as a tenant without permission

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Can I sublet on Airbnb as a tenant without permission

I rent a flat. The landlord has not given me permission to sub let.permission

I want to put the flat on airbnb and occasionally have airbnb guests staying in the flat when I am not there. I have not asked the landlord whether they will allow this.

I would like to know:

a) Will I be in breach of the lease with the landlord? I.e. will allowing airbnb guests to stay in the flat for an odd weekend here and there count as subletting?

b) If so, what can the landlord realistically do if they find out that I am in breach of the lease? e.g. can the landlord evict me for being in breach/take my deposit /sue me for damages?

c) How can I best protect myself in this situation from any liability to the landlord?

Many thanks

Nadia



Comments

Jay James

18:02 PM, 17th September 2015
About 4 years ago

Nadia, are you hiding something by not coming back on here?

Sheridan James

21:36 PM, 10th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "tony barker" at "17/09/2015 - 11:25":

Think she's one of mine :/ I just discovered my flat on AirBnB listed since end of Sept and with limited availability ie the odd weekend when she's away. Any idea what I can do?

Sheridan James

9:52 AM, 11th October 2015
About 4 years ago

I think this is my tenant!!!!! She is advertising on AirBnB and has a review from one guest. She only has a 6month AST and just moved in August. What should I do?

tony barker

11:03 AM, 11th October 2015
About 4 years ago

subletting breach of contract bye bye

Puzzler

11:43 AM, 11th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Inform airBnB whose Ts and Cs recommends agreement with you and your agent if you have one.

She can't be very bright advertising her intentions on here!

However, it's a salutary lesson for us all. Maybe we should all check our properties on these websites on a regluar basis.

Jay James

11:48 AM, 11th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Get cctv up
(aimed at your property for security of course). If it happens to clearly show who comes and goes and when, then so much the better. Your tenant will of course lie abut the facts.

With evidence filed away, give one provable and written warning (in person will give tenant opportunity to say you were threatening), then apply for an eviction order.

Puzzler

11:58 AM, 11th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Jay James" at "11/10/2015 - 11:48":

I am not sure you need to do that, just take a screen shot of the airbnb page and the OP on here. I am not sure though if it wouldn't be quicker just to give notice for the end of the tenancy in February.

tony barker

12:50 PM, 11th October 2015
About 4 years ago

get some one to book up and turn up you will have all payment and bank details with proof of payment job done

Jay James

15:21 PM, 11th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "tony barker" at "11/10/2015 - 12:50":

Good idea

Joe Bloggs

11:02 AM, 12th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Luke P" at "17/09/2015 - 12:02":

'And to think the Government were considering allowing all PRS tenants to sub-let regardless of permission…!'

REPLY - THEY WERENT. THEY WERE BANNING BLANKET PROHIBITIONS ON SUB-LETTING.

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