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Hi. Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. Are the tenants on assured shorthold tenancies? Kind regards AJ
Hi I will try and help. When you say you are subletting into rooms could you clarify please. How are the tenants occupying the property? Do they share a kitchen and bathroom? Is this property a HMO?
Also, are the tenants agreement Assured Shorthold Tenants (as Alex asked) as your reply was not altogether clear? And have the Tenants tenants paid deposits?
OK thanks. Firstly, do you have the consent of the private landlord to sublet? if not you need to get this formally. Secondly all tenancy agreements of this type are Assured shorthold tenancy agreements (unless you also live there and they are effectively lodgers). Regardless of what you put in the agreement this is what they will be treated as should they come before a judge. Because of this you will also need to protect the deposits in a deposit protection scheme, and give the required information to the tenants, or you will be liable for up damages to 3 x the deposit to the tenants,plus you wont be able to regain possession. In addition since 1st Oct 2015 a raft other other measures have come in, i.e you must get a Energy Performance Certificate for the flats and give a copy to the tenants; you must give a copy of the gas certificate to the tenants; you must have a proper smoke and carbon monoxide alarm in the property;
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