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  • Reply to Tenant vs licensee
    by jpkeates
    Not only are you right (and I am, therefore, wrong), but I've made the same mistake before.

    Apologies!
    And thanks for the correction....
    17-08-2022, 07:15 AM
  • Tenant vs licensee
    by Ven
    Hello,

    Long storry short, ive paid booking fee to one agency, and after finishing reference checks they send me agreement, where im being described as licensee and they as licensors.
    This wasnt mentioned anywhere in the spareroom advertisement.
    is it possible to cancel the booking...
    16-08-2022, 13:47 PM
  • Reply to Tenant vs licensee
    by DoricPixie
    The Tenant Fees Act 2019 does not just apply to Assured Shorthold Tenancies. It also applies to licences to occupy so providing we are talking about a property in England you should not have been charged for the reference check. The penalty for a first offense of breaching the Act can be as much as...
    17-08-2022, 06:45 AM
  • Reply to Tenant vs licensee
    by doobrey
    It is a strange setup if an agency is describing themselves as a licensor. Generally, an agent acts for a landlord (or perhaps licensor). Typically they do not let their own property. Some do, but in that case they are a business and seem very unlikely to be a resident landlord, in which case a lodger...
    17-08-2022, 06:00 AM
  • Reply to Tenant vs licensee
    by jpkeates
    I don't think they can object if you say no, it's not what you thought it was from the advert.
    I don't think they can do anything (other than maybe not rent to you in future - but I don't see why they would do that, I'd bet this has happened before).

    I'd ask for a draft tenancy agreement...
    16-08-2022, 16:51 PM
  • Reply to Tenant vs licensee
    by Ven
    How can I peacefuly decline to sign their offer?
    is there anything they can do to harm me?
    how can i stop this occuring in the future? Perhaps i would need to ask to see draft of tenancy agreement before paying holding deposit?...
    16-08-2022, 16:32 PM
  • Reply to Tenant vs licensee
    by jpkeates
    No, but I think you're overthinking it.

    If they have the right to enter your room at any time, it is trying to be a licence agreement, not an tenancy.
    But my guess is that they make their money letting rooms not taking fees for referencing or non-returnable deposits (although they'll...
    16-08-2022, 16:27 PM
  • Reply to Tenant vs licensee
    by Ven
    Thank you for this response.
    i agree with you. The contract they send me includes many different behaviour violation, which would result in termination of the contract, also they have the right to enter the property and the rooms at any time without any notice..
    all that just indicates to...
    16-08-2022, 16:20 PM
  • Reply to Tenant vs licensee
    by jpkeates
    Technically it doesn't matter what the agreement says it is, the reality is what determines if its a tenancy or a licence.
    But that won't help you if they lock you out in the rain one day because you've upset them somehow.

    They sound a bit dodgy to me, so I'd walk away.
    Whether...
    16-08-2022, 16:04 PM
  • Reply to Tenant vs licensee
    by Ven
    Well the advertisement says there is access to shared kitchen.
    What is interesting thery are charging pretty much the same for a double room as what a tenant would pay. Its not the cheapest room.
    Perhaps many people sign the contract unknowingly they are agreeing to be lodgers.
    ...
    16-08-2022, 15:32 PM
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