Prospective tenants are diplomats – could this be a problem?

by Readers Question

23:49 PM, 31st May 2013
About 6 years ago

Prospective tenants are diplomats – could this be a problem?

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Prospective tenants are diplomats – could this be a problem?

Prospective tenants are diplomats - could this be a problem?I have had an enquiry in respect of diplomat tenants.

Where I would stand if I had rent guarantee insurance and they were to default on their rent or breached their contract?

Would the same rules apply to evicting them or would they have diplomatic immunity?

My concern is whether my rent guarantee insurance would be worth the paper it was written on as I assume they would pay out in respect of loss of rent based on the belief that they could proceed to evict the tenant.

Any thoughts?

Thanks x

Dee



Comments

Mark Alexander

23:51 PM, 31st May 2013
About 6 years ago

Sorry Dee, you've got me stumped on that one!

Have you asked your RGI provider?

Puzzler

17:26 PM, 3rd June 2013
About 6 years ago

Diplomats or not, if they leave the country you would find it difficult to get redress. However it would depend on the situation. Think of the bad PR for the government of their country if that should happen. I would say you were reasonably safe although if it went wrong, you might have problems. Why would they stay and not pay? Are they likely to claim asylum? You may find their government will guarantee the tenancy.


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