Illegal Subletting

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    If you have not signed a contract then surely you are not legally bound to the property i.e whats stopping you from paying the rent for this month and leaving?
    Last edited by mattyme; 10-03-2008, 15:22 PM. Reason: spelling mistake


      I have a Subletting Solution

      Originally posted by roaneah View Post

      I moved into a house in August 2007 as a sublet. I didn't sign a contract and assumed everything was legal at the time. A few months later one of the housemates mentioned that the landlord didn't know I was living there and that it was in the contract that they mustn't sublet. I live with one other subletter and two guys who are actually on the tenancy agreement.

      I've fallen short of paying my rent this month by £100. I told this to the housemates who have the tenancy agreement as I usually send the money to them to pay to the landlord. I was told that they spoke to the landlord and he said it was unacceptable and I would need the full amount by this Friday. I told them that I couldn't do this. They supposedly phoned the landlord again who said it was ok as long as I make it up next month. I'm starting to think it's all a bit dodgy! Am I within my rights to just pay rent for this week and move out at the weekend?

      I also have paid a deposit of £500. I don't know whether the housemates actually gave this to the landlord, kept it seperately, or spent it. What are my rights in giving it back to me? I assume that at the very least I have a verbal contract with the housemates as they made it explicit that I would definitely get this back when I move out.

      Many thanks for your help/insight.
      Good day, I am truly sorry to hear about your situation, but by now you would have sorted it out, hopfully...

      I saw this problem 2 years ago and we have since then run houses in a subletting manner, sort of the same way as you are managed now. However I pride our company on integrity and honesty. I teamed up with developers to desighn software specifically for the average sublettor in mind and to protect his money, especially his deposit. 100% transperant system as to what was paid when and where. It is a online management system, I hate to see cases where people are being done in. To that end, if you want to live somewhere with peace of mind, get your landlord to use this, I will personally give him it for free, no subscription. Just quote W1D4DTWW to our company and he can use the service for free.

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