Corporate lets and right to rent

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Corporate lets and right to rent

    Is it the company's responsibility to check right to rent of anyone who stays?
    Is it necessary to put that obligation in the contract?
    Am I allowed to let to a foreign company (US in this case) ?
    Assume I know nothing.

    Pretty sure you can rent to who you like and as you'd not be landlord of the humans wouldn't be responsible.

    But in your shoes I'd have a conversation with home office on the subject & record it just-in-case.
    Get help with a check

    Call the landlord’s helpline to get help with a check.
    Landlord’s helpline
    0300 069 9799
    Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4:45pm
    Friday, 9am to 4:30pm

    I would put obligation into contract, albeit don't think it's necessary.

    And if & when this US company decline to pay rent or cause damage, who or what will you sue where & how eventually collect, assuming you get judgment in your favour?
    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...


      I wouldn't let to a non-UK company, full stop.
      Corporate lets are complicated enough.
      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


      Latest Activity


      • Giving Notice
        Hello, this is my first post.

        I am about send a notice to quit to my tenants, they have been there for over 3 years. The tenancy began on the 27th day of the month. My question is, does it have to end on the 27th or can it end on any day of the month, say the 2nd?

        22-02-2019, 20:18 PM
      • Reply to Giving Notice
        You think?
        You should also include 'Info reqd from new posters' from the stickies.
        23-02-2019, 04:24 AM
      • Help with bad landlord
        I have a friend who has rented a property on an assured shorthold tenancy for 3 years now. The tenancy has long expired and so has automatically converted into a periodic tenancy.

        Recently following an inspection the boiler in the property was condemned and switched off as a result. She...
        21-02-2019, 16:00 PM
      • Reply to Help with bad landlord
        She seems to have her own ideas of how the law works, else she is trying to convince you that's how the law works.

        You have told her she can't just write that she is putting it up without your friends agreement and your friend doesn't have to leave if she doesn't pay the increase. No need...
        23-02-2019, 01:09 AM
      • Reply to Help with bad landlord
        She also refuses to issue the section 13 notice that I asked for and said the rent is going regardless, although she has now changed it to the 1st April as I said the 1st March was not enough notice....
        22-02-2019, 23:44 PM
      • Reply to Help with bad landlord
        We have offered her 11 different dates to come and inspect, she is saying no I am coming on this date at this time. My friend has no problem with her inspecting but she wants to be home at the time and she wants me there to translate and I don’t finish work until 5pm. We have asked her to come at...
        22-02-2019, 23:40 PM
      • Reply to Help with bad landlord
        The tenant would be in breach of their obligations. The landlord's remedy would be to start eviction proceedings for breach of covenant. However, if a reasonable alternative time had been proposed, I don't think the court would grant possession as a result.

        On the other hand, from the...
        22-02-2019, 23:23 PM
      • Reply to Help with bad landlord
        From that email she isn't saying she will enter if noone lets her in. She is being vague about what she will do. In theory she could get a court order to gain entry. But if you have given her alternative times for access then this would be silly.

        Based on what she says in the email I don't...
        22-02-2019, 23:05 PM
      • Reply to Giving Notice
        no worries, i probably should have mentioned that...
        22-02-2019, 21:30 PM
      • Reply to Giving Notice
        Oh, don't ask me about Scotland. Sorry for confusing you.
        22-02-2019, 21:27 PM