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    Informing The Landlord For 12+ Month Tenancies

    Hi all,

    In the lease for my BTL apartment, the attached condition is placed upon me as landlord.

    I interpret this as meaning that whenever I give a tenant a lease of more than 12 months then I need to inform the landlord. Is that how you see it also?

    What I don't understand is:

    1. Why on earth they would impose this on me?

    2. What are the fees for the landlord's solicitor for exactly?

    Any clarity would be much appreciated!




    #2
    Cease speculating: Simply just give tenancyt of 6 months fixed term only. More security & flexibility of eviction for landlord, no unnecessary complications.
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      You can let for 364 days, and then the tenant can hold over becoming an assured periodic tenant without triggering the need to serve notice on the landlord.

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        #4
        Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
        Cease speculating: Simply just give tenancyt of 6 months fixed term only. More security & flexibility of eviction for landlord, no unnecessary complications.
        Agreed, but doesn't this deter potential tenants when you're not offering them security of their own?

        Originally posted by flyingfreehold View Post
        You can let for 364 days, and then the tenant can hold over becoming an assured periodic tenant without triggering the need to serve notice on the landlord.
        I don't quite understand... This would also happen on a 6 month AST if new contracts aren't signed before the end of the 6 month term, right?

        Either way, I don't see why the landlord that I am paying ground rent to has any interest in whether my tenant is signed for more than 12 months or not?

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          #5
          I explain to tenants they can stay as long as they like as long as they and I are happy. And my happiness requires rent paid in-full & on-time, place looked after, no (valid) complaints from neighbours.
          I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ocelot69 View Post
            Either way, I don't see why the landlord that I am paying ground rent to has any interest in whether my tenant is signed for more than 12 months or not?
            Joy of Leasehold - presumably you took legal advice when buying the flat and fully understood your rights and obligations under the Lease ?
            I've just completed a statutory lease extension during course of which the landlord demanded a new clause be added prohibiting sub-letting without consent.
            He got told to do one ....

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              #7
              Hi yes I took and understood the advice. My conveyancer confirmed the clause regarding letting the landlord know if I arrange a tenancy longer than 12 months, but didn't explain to me why it might be stipulated.

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                #8
                You can see why a landlord might want to know of any subletting (for emergency contacts and as it may affect insurance) but why the one year term ? I have no idea

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