Short lets and leasehold issue

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    Short lets and leasehold issue

    Hi there
    I hope you can help. We have been letting our flat outfor 20 years(short and longer term lets) and recently had this letter (attached) to say we can not do short lets? We wonder if it would help to sign AST even for short lets ..or any advice where would we go from there? Many thanks

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    Please remove the lessor's name from the image.

    You need to comply with the lease. You can' t make a hotel room licence an AST, just by saying that on the paper, just as much as you cannot make an AST a licence by putting licence on the paper. In particular, an AST is only an AST if the property is the tenant's principle home.

    The reason that lessors don't like short lets is that they cause security and ASB problems for the residents.

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      #3
      Yup, you appear to be clearly in breach: Shame if you lost the flat through forfeit.

      AST can be for 1 day, 1 week, 3 weeks, 6 months etc... But if tenant keeps paying the rent, nigh on impossible to even start eviction process before 6 months.. So pretty much impossible to book any new letting until the previous people have left. Looks like conventional 6 or 12 month ASTs from now on.

      Nice position, river view etc. Owned my 1st house in Henley in 1970s!
      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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