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    New AST- vetting/referencing potential tenants

    hi ppl

    A married couple and the wifes brother want to move into my empty flat, the agent described it exactly as above but it was the brother of the wife that actually viewed, nothing strange with that i thought. The scenario is, he is living with them whilst his property is renovated and he expects to be staying for approx 6 months, then the couple hope to stay on...... firstly, legally do all 3 have to be named on the contact? and secondly would i be foolish not to name the brother on the contract? I mean they cold have viewed as a couple and just moved the brother in without telling me etc? following on from that in the case of naming all 3 on the AST, again i would be foolish not to do internet tenant checks on all 3 or would some just do the married couple etc?

    and just one last point, if i signed them all up for 6 months, then the brother moves out after 4, can we just do another AST for the couple which will replace the existing AST>

    regards

    jonathan

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