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    Telling your landlord your pregnant.

    So we signed a year's shorthold tenancy in April. I am now pregnant and due in January. We already have 3 children in the property, the youngest is 8.
    But I spoke to my neighbours and the last two tenents in here had their tenency terminated at the renewal time having told them they were pregnant.
    This worries be greatly and I find it strange as we already have children in the house. I won't be able to keep a a secret forever as our landlords dad lives next-door. I'm guessing if they were to ask us to leave next year they don't have to give us a reason why? Baby will obviously be here before the tenancy ends. Has anyone been in a similar situation. We are renting though an estate agent if it makes a difference. Thanks cassie.

    #2
    The LL or LA may believe the property is too small to accommodate a large growing family is probably the more plausible reason as you already having children and getting the accommodation doesn't suggest the LA/ LL has a problem with children.

    You don't need to inform a LL/LA that you are pregnant, but out of courtesy it may be worth saying something so at least you can prepare if your tenancy wont be renewed.

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      #3
      Might be worth knowing whether the previous tenants also expected their 4th child when their tenancy was terminated?

      If not then I bet their departure had nothing to do with them expecting a child.

      Worth to consider though whether the size of the property is big enough for 4+2?

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        #4
        If he was happy with 3 children living in the property then i doubt he has an issue with ''' children'', the number of human beings in the property though could be an issue...... just how many bedrooms does it have ?

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          #5
          Originally posted by Hudson01 View Post
          If he was happy with 3 children living in the property then i doubt he has an issue with ''' children'', the number of human beings in the property though could be an issue...... just how many bedrooms does it have ?
          It is my understanding that "overcrowding" by natural growth of the family is not an issue (unless there is local licencing on the property).

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            #6
            'Overcrowding by natural growth' is not a problem for babies less than 2 years old.

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              #7
              There is no obligation to tell a landlord about a pregnancy.
              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).

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                #8
                A child under one has no impact on overcrowding rules. 1 to 10 then count as half a person. (See overcrowding advice on Shelter website)
                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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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Casandra87 View Post
                  I won't be able to keep a a secret forever as our landlords dad lives next-door.
                  Maybe the dad doesn't like having crying babies next door?

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                    #10
                    Pregnancy and maternity (to 6 months after birth) is a protected characteristics under the Equality Act. If you can evidence a history of eviction of pregnant tenants with the help of the neighbours, you may even be able to prove the discrimination.
                    I am not a lawyer, nor am I licensed to provide any regulated advice. None of my posts should be treated as legal or financial advice.

                    I do not answer questions through private messages which should be posted publicly on the forum.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Casandra87 View Post
                      I spoke to my neighbours and the last two tenents in here had their tenency terminated at the renewal time having told them they were pregnant.
                      TBH you only have the neighbours word for that, and some people do like to be scaremongers.

                      A LL can't just throw you out at renewal time, he has to serve notice after the fixed term has ended, and then get a possession order from the court.

                      It may well be that the previous tenants simply decided themselves to move to a larger place for the baby and no eviction was involved at all.

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