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I have an issue with a possible contrived tenency .I have

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HI I have an issue...
HI I have an issue with a possible contrived tenency .I have been renting with same tenants for 10yrs .the rent is below market rent.they only pay the amount they get from Ihb
I kept the rent low because they looked after the house
payment is payed direct to the letting agent
Will I be prosecuted for this who will pay the ovet payment tenant or landlord
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Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 2 years ago
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Sorry but I'm not sure what the artificial issue is?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Can you give someadvice will I need to pay the money back or could they take the house of me
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 2 years ago

What is the artificial issue with the tenancy?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Sorry I don't understand what you mean of artfitical issue
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is it not classed as contrived tenancy if I am charging a low rent
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Sorry can you help
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 2 years ago

Ok.

Why do they say it is contrived?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I think the reason they say this is because it is a low rent which equals the hb payment .they are good tenants so I left it low...The letting agent recieved the rent direct and manages the property..I pay them a fee and also pay my taxes..do you see a problem. Thanks for your help
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 2 years ago

Do you have any connection to the tenant?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No connection
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 2 years ago

I don't think that is likely to amount to a contrived tenancy. This is just a cheap tenancy because you haven't increased the price. There is no particular connection to this tenant or reason to keep the rent low.

Otherwise there is clearly an agreement as a letting agency manages it.

They might want an explanation but I cannot see a case at this stage.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No thanks for your advise
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 2 years ago

No problem and all the best.

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