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    #16
    If T has never seen the LL before how does he know the person on the doorstep is the LL? LR details and ID would be a start. Did he ask why?

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      #17
      I'd say he wants to sell and not pay Capital Gains Tax. This is possible, but you would need 6 months of evidence that you lived there.

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        #18
        Originally posted by OneSmallStep View Post
        Landlord visited again. Very surprised that the tenant wouldn't agree to the idea. Said he would be left with no option but to evict which he doesn't want to do. Coming back in a week to see if tenant has changed their mind.
        I still don't understand what the landlord thinks they can do to get a property "signed over" to them.
        "Signing over" a property isn't a 'thing'.
        It sounds like an Americanism, for a start.

        Originally posted by junglerower View Post
        I'd say he wants to sell and not pay Capital Gains Tax. This is possible, but you would need 6 months of evidence that you lived there.
        You can't avoid CGT by moving into a property that you let "for six months".
        You're liable to pay CGT for the period the property wasn't your only or main residence.

        As a landlord, you might try and reduce some of the liability for CGT by using the property as a residence to get the additional 9 month's PPR allowance.
        But, if your intention is to lie about that kind of thing, it's usually easier just to lie.


        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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          #19
          This sounds very dodgy. I would tell the LL that if he issues a S21 I will not leave until the bailiffs evict - that will cost the LL time and money. He may change his mind if he realises it won’t be easy.

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            #20
            Originally posted by royw View Post
            If T has never seen the LL before how does he know the person on the doorstep is the LL? LR details and ID would be a start. Did he ask why?
            It is definitely the landlord. When the tenancy first began he was the one who showed the property but insisted it went through his agent.

            Reason LL gives it is financial benefit for 1 month. Won't say why? He is more shocked that the T won't do it for a month rent free??

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              #21
              Could be argued as harassment by landlord of tenant, a criminal offence.

              Agree, politely decline unless evicted through courts (unless he SHOWS you evidence of a plausible reason...).

              We've got a fiddler here
              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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                #22
                Possibility that the LL is subletting without permission and want's to show his LL that he is living there and not subletting?

                It's about the only thing I can think of that might explain this bizzare request.

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