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

Jason McClean

11:24 AM, 12th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Sounds like you'll be in breach of your AST and will cause major problems for the landlord as his buildings insurance is likely to be invalid - if the property burnt down he'd have a claim refused if it was anyone other than the tenant he has an AST with living in the property. Sub letting is not permitted under 99%+ of insurance terms.

Chris Unwin

12:20 PM, 12th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Another example of a dodgey tenant trying to defraud his honest reputable landlord and seeking advice from a landlord support website on how to do it. Hilarious!

Si G

16:04 PM, 12th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Hello Nadia, I dont see any problem air bnb is the new way things are done like uber, just keep it low key. If landlord asks any questions youve got friends staying. Ill bet all those righteous landlords on here broke a few rules in the past, good luck.

Steven Burman

16:15 PM, 12th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Simon " at "12/10/2015 - 16:04":

Simon

Are you for real? Encouraging this tenant to contravene her tenancy agreement is foolish and irresponsible. For the record; no I have not 'broken a few rules' and nor have the vast majority of the responsible landlords on this site.

No doubt you have 'broken the rules' on many occasions, leaving someone else to foot the bill. It is because of irresponsible people that insurance cost are so high, which inevitably leads to higher rents.

Si G

16:57 PM, 12th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Its called give and take Steven, its not a perfect world if a few tenants want to make a bit on the side good luck to them ad long as rent is paid on time and property is looked after why make a fuss ?

Luke P

16:58 PM, 12th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Because it's against the contract.

Do you have the same opinion of those who sell drugs or stolen goods

tony barker

10:58 AM, 14th October 2015
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Simon " at "12/10/2015 - 16:57":

sounds like you are a taker

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