Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted13:57 PM, 4th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago 35
Hello, I’m a landlord due to the fact I’m working abroad so renting out my house whilst I’m not there! So not a professional!
I have 3 single male tenants who have rented the house since September lat year. They have always seemed responsible, honest and have looked after the house well so I am happy.
One of them has advised that he has got a new job starting in September this year and he has decided to quit his current job in June. He would like to go off traveling for this period before returning and settling down to the new job.
He has spoken to the other 2 tenants (they are friends and all moved in together) who are ok with this. He emailed me yesterday to say that he would like to rent out his room for the 2/3 month period using a website called Spare Room and has asked me whether I would consider this Ok. He would continue to pay the rent through the managing agent so I wouldn’t notice any changes and the temporary tenant would pay him directly.
They seem good tenants so I am in principle Ok with this. I don’t want to cause problems for myself and am wondering about any possible pitfalls. e.g. What if the temporary tenant caused damage to the property, how would this be sorted out? What if the temporary tenant decided not to move out after the 2/3 months? Do I need some sort of contract with the new tenant?
If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it.
Many thanks 🙂
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