McDonnell’s distorted and dangerous version of Right to Buy9:01 AM, 5th September 2019
About 2 weeks ago 35
One of our flats was let via an agent on AST to 2 singles. One left and a new sharer was found referenced etc and added.
They too subsequently left and tenant decided to allow a friend of a friend to move in without advising us or the agency. A deposit was taken and a rent plus bill share agreed.
Three months down the road the friend is not paying and will only agree to leave on repayment in full of the deposit although all of it is owed in rent.
1) Is this person a tenant or a lodger.
2) What are their rights?
3) Should the tenant have protected the “friends” deposit?
4) What is the best way to proceed?
I have suggested giving him back his deposit and get rid, but they can’t afford it
In all respects other than this ill advised let our tenant is excellent.
Many thanks for any advice
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