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    i am considering reletting out my house yet again ...
    to a lady who wants to bring her brother and brothers girlfriend .
    .if i put tenancy in her name only what implications does that have ..

    also as i have just spent 2 hours sorting out last tenants gas bill even though he was responsible for it -gas company wanted to see original teanacy agreement .
    there must be clause i can write in .so that i can deduct amounts from deposit for time spent sorting out these messes .
    anyone got any good wording i can use ...so i can write a clause into it

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    You could write any clause you like in a TA, but whether you could enforce it is another matter altogether.

    Just take meter readings and tell gas company (and other utilities and council tax) that new tenant is taking over responsbility from XX date. They will then chase tenant for any bills, and you shouldn't have to sort out anything. Take meter readings again when they leave and give these to the various companies - problem solved!

    If you are taking 3 tenants into the property on a permanent basis, I would make them all tenants on the agreement, and make the necessary credit checks and references on all of them. Or at the very least, the "lady" and her brother, incase the girlfriend is just a temporary relationship.

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      Originally posted by greek island 1 View Post
      i am considering reletting out my house yet again ...
      to a lady who wants to bring her brother and brothers girlfriend .
      .if i put tenancy in her name only what implications does that have ..
      It would mean that only the lady is your tenant, and the others are not.

      also as i have just spent 2 hours sorting out last tenants gas bill even though he was responsible for it -gas company wanted to see original teanacy agreement .
      You are not responsible for the T's gas bill (assuming the tenancy contract says T is liable, not LL). Tell T to sort it out. What I do is give new T's details to utilities companies when there's a T changeover, and also give them meter readings etc. It doesn't take long and I've never had to argue with the utilities companies about liability for the bills.
      there must be clause i can write in .so that i can deduct amounts from deposit for time spent sorting out these messes .
      anyone got any good wording i can use ...so i can write a clause into it
      Most contracts will contain a provision allowing LL to make deductions for any loss caused by a breach of the contract by T so you don't necessarily need something else written into the contract. If there's nothing like that in the contract you use, then pay a specialist solicitor to redraft the contract, don't try to DIY. Bear in mind, however, that whatever the contract says, if the T disputes the deductions, you will still have to convince either the deposit scheme's adjudicator or the court that your claim is reasonable etc.

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