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    Hello there,

    my name is Riccardo and I am a new member of the forum.

    I would like to rent a flat with 3 or 4 bedrooms and to share it with

    subtenants. I have no idea about the law about the subletting and

    if there are some taxes or something I should pay.

    An help is wellcome.

    Thank you.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Riccardo View Post
    I would like to rent a flat with 3 or 4 bedrooms and to share it with

    subtenants. I have no idea about the law about the subletting and

    if there are some taxes or something I should pay.
    As you are not yet familiar with the law governing Landlord and Tenant matters, in England & Wales, take great care. A joint tenancy might suit your needs better that having a sole tenancy for the whole and then needing L's consent to sublet parts.
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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    • #3
      Thank you very much for helping me.

      Exept this, where can I find the information I need to do it on my own?

      I know a few people who are doing it and, apparenly, everything is

      going smoth... If I rent a flat, and the landlord allows me to to rent the

      rooms to other people? wich kind of problems can I get?

      I would like to know the sources of those informations.

      Thanks again!c

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Riccardo View Post
        Thank you very much for helping me.

        Exept this, where can I find the information I need to do it on my own?

        I know a few people who are doing it and, apparenly, everything is

        going smoth... If I rent a flat, and the landlord allows me to to rent the

        rooms to other people? wich kind of problems can I get?

        I would like to know the sources of those informations.
        What kind of problems? See the thousands of RES. LETTINGS threads! Then you'll know what you're letting yourself in for.
        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
        1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
        2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
        3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
        4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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        • #5
          What does REST. LETTING mean?

          I am ignorant about this subject, but as long as I get the money on time for

          the rent should be fine... what am I missing?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Riccardo View Post
            What does REST. LETTING mean?

            I am ignorant about this subject, but as long as I get the money on time for

            the rent should be fine... what am I missing?
            RES. Lettings, it said in my post #4 (not 'Rest.')- i.e. the Residential Letting Questions forum where you are reading this reply.
            JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
            1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
            2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
            3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
            4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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            • #7
              Well, the number of troubles I can find is definetly impressive,

              but this was predictable. It doesn't seem to be so bad..

              I think the first step is the biggest, filling up the flat and not loose money.

              I would love to hear experiences of people who have done it or are still

              sub letting a flat, because there's not much about this specific issue

              in the forum.

              Thanks.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Riccardo View Post
                Well, the number of troubles I can find is definetly impressive,

                but this was predictable. It doesn't seem to be so bad..

                I think the first step is the biggest, filling up the flat and not loose money.

                I would love to hear experiences of people who have done it or are still

                sub letting a flat, because there's not much about this specific issue

                in the forum.

                Thanks.
                I agree, don't fill up your flat with loose money. You never know where it's been, apart from anything else
                'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                  I agree, don't fill up your flat with loose money. You never know where it's been, apart from anything else
                  Why not loose money? The change will do him good.
                  JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                  1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                  2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                  3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                  4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                    Why not loose money? The change will do him good.
                    Some you win, and some you...
                    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                    1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                    2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                    3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                    4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                    • #11
                      So, it is all a waisting of money and time?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Riccardo View Post
                        So, it is all a waisting of money and time?
                        Middle Aged Spread (more commonly found than butter or margarine).
                        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                        1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                        2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                        3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                        4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the advise and for the post war sense of humor...

                          Anyone else to have his say?

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