Working tenant wants to bring long term boyfriend?

Working tenant wants to bring long term boyfriend?

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0:06 AM, 17th January 2024, About 5 months ago 14

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Hi, I have a working tenant who wants to bring her boyfriend to live with her. Her tenancy says just her and we have rent guarantee insurance.

She says she will continue to be responsible for the rent and does not want to add him to the tenancy.

I am inclined not to put anything in writing, just phone her and say I am not giving permission nor am I refusing it.

Your views please?

Thanks,

Chris


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JohnSnow

12:02 PM, 20th January 2024, About 5 months ago

If the guest becomes more than a guest who stays more than two nights per week on a long term basis then a new ast is recommended with all habitants.

Does the tenant have a guarantor? This might also be a temporary solution to provide peace of mind in the worst case scenario.

DPT

7:58 AM, 22nd January 2024, About 5 months ago

As has been said, there is little that can be done to stop this, so I think your plan of doing nothing formal sounds sensible. There is no special legal status of Permitted Occupier anyway, so no particular need to grant anything.

DPT

8:00 AM, 22nd January 2024, About 5 months ago

Reply to the comment left by LL Minion at 17/01/2024 - 09:10
Sounds like you charged your tenant an illegal fee if it was after 9 July 2019

Raz

17:40 PM, 22nd January 2024, About 5 months ago

Reply to the comment left by LL Minion at 17/01/2024 - 11:17
In an ideal world that is how it should be.
The reality it's become a common scam for someone to rent a place, move in the " bf/gf" as PO then disappear. Meanwhile the PO stays for months rent free with no obligations under the tenancy, while you struggle to get them out and your eviction costs spiral.

PO would not be obliged to leave unless by negotiation and a court order would need to be gained to achieve possession of the property -based upon the named tenant.
The same tenant that has disappeared!

By adding that the PO becomes tenant, should the named tenant leave, you then make PO liable for rent, you have a named and addressed tenant for eviction (should you so wish) or alternatively a rent paying tenant already in situ.

If the couple broke up but PO refused to leave, tenant would need court order of ejection before Police would get involved- more hassle for LL until then.

Ideally, all occupiers of a property over 18 should be named as tenants. As a LL you have to look at all the possible outcomes.

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