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I am a tenant in a property and my contract is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. I want to sublet the property on a short term basis to tourists. So basically they wouldn't stay for more than a week. There is a clause stating that I cannot sublet. So what are my options if I want to go for it? I will do the sublets through my private limited company and I will pay income tax as well. How could I do that legally? and if I can't do it 100% legal do you think even if I pay all my income tax the HMRC can ask me for the tenancy agreement, and if they see that there is a clause for prohibiting subletting this will be a problem?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Property Law
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 1 year ago.
If you sublet it is not a matter of concern to HMRC on the basis that you pay the appropriate tax. The fact is that you will be in breach of your contract with the landlord and that would be grounds for possession should they decide to take such action.

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