Can visitor to UK (tourist visa) take an AST?

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    Can visitor to UK (tourist visa) take an AST?

    hi all,
    a stickler for the experts plz..... can a girl form hong kong who is on a tourist visa legally sign a ast.

    many thanks to you all in advance

    thanks richard

    I can't see why not providing the fixed term doesn't extend beyond the term of her visa.
    The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.


      I'm a little puzzled at this. I have family who rent property abroad (Poland) for the whole year with no problems and only have a visitor visa when they go.

      Surely a tenancy can be created by anyone despite their status in the country.... maybe someone will correct me on this- i'd be interested to know!!
      Always double check advice... not just mine!


        I thought the main legal barrier to signing an AST is that the tenant must be aged eighteen or over.

        You should be more concerned about them paying their rent and jetting off back to their country without notice in the middle of their agreed fixed term.


          Originally posted by Paul_f View Post
          I can't see why not providing the fixed term doesn't extend beyond the term of her visa.
          The AST would be valid even if its term was longer than the visa's.
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            many thanks to you all, its much appreciated. looks like ive set a debate away

            thank you richard


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