Can I as L exclude a garage from a let property?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Can I as L exclude a garage from a let property?

    We have a couple birds we are hoping to kill with one stone! We are looking to purchase our second rental property and I'm also wanting to find a garage or lockup locally to me to store a car in over the winter. We saw a local property (sold unfortunately) which was ideal for us to let and it had a detached garage at the rear of the property on the far side of a shared access road.

    Would it be acceptable for me to let out the house and make a provision in the AST that the garage is separate from the property and not included as part of the property for the tenant?

    #2
    I don't see why not, we have plenty of landlords who do that.

    However, you have to consider things like power to the garage. Is there any? lighting, sockets etc. If so you will need to agree with the tenant about use of electricity if you intend to use it. Also access may be an issue; is there anywhere else to park a car for the tenant? is there a driveway? if the tenant parks on the drive will it impede acceess to the garage if you want get at your car.


    Make sure you cover all the baes and that it is crystal clear in the tenancy agreement that the garage is not included.
    My advice is not based on formal legal training but experience gained in 20+ years in the letting industry.

    Comment


      #3
      Yes, you can exclude parts of the property in the contract (assuming it's not a flat where the lease says it can only be let as a whole). As oaktree says, it should be made crystal clear what's excluded in the contract - if necessary, include a drawn plan. Also bear in mind that it could be tricky if you need access via the rental property, so easiest to buy a property with a garage accessible without needing the T's permission.

      Comment


        #4
        Thanks for the replies guys. Unfortunately it turns out the property has sold! Gutted! Very unusual to have a garage on the sorts of properties we were looking at. We will keep an eye out anyway.

        Comment

        Latest Activity

        Collapse

        • Reply to Letting Agent Withholding Key (Lease signed + rent paid)
          by HobbitShire
          Sorry but I must reitterate that she DID provide all documents which were initially requested before both parties signed the lease. This new, rigid requirement for a utility bill only came a day before the agreed move-in date.

          This is not a case of a prospective tenant having no paper trail....
          20-01-2022, 01:28 AM
        • Letting Agent Withholding Key (Lease signed + rent paid)
          by HobbitShire
          My partner has recently signed a lease through a well known property agent in London.

          The lease was also signed by the landlord. References from current + previous employer, landlord, etc, and proof of address were requested before signing, and provided.

          Upon signing the lease...
          20-01-2022, 00:57 AM
        • Reply to Letting Agent Withholding Key (Lease signed + rent paid)
          by HobbitShire
          Firstly, she already provided the previous lease, along with a document from the municipality of Amsterdam stating that she was registered as living there. I paid the bills as we were living together, and she has closed her Dutch bank account (as is required when you are no longer a resident). I'm sure...
          20-01-2022, 01:11 AM
        • Reply to Letting Agent Withholding Key (Lease signed + rent paid)
          by Jon66
          No bank statements with the old address on? These are available freely from your online account, or previous utility bills, council tax bills etc. I find it difficult to accept that they are unable to provide something. I would have concerns if you were my prospective tenant. You need to provide the...
          20-01-2022, 01:02 AM
        • Reply to Property damaged. Advice please
          by minorbark
          When you put it like that I'm more inclined to edge towards the S21 route regardless. As much as part of me feels some compassion for the guy and doesn't want to lump more stress on top of someone who appears to be struggling already, as has been said before, none of us are acting as a charity.
          ...
          19-01-2022, 22:51 PM
        • Property damaged. Advice please
          by minorbark
          Apologies if something similar has already been covered elsewhere. I did try to search but couldn't find anything that matched my situation particularly closely. A huge thanks in advance to any of you who do take the time to read and advise.

          TLDR version: Police have forced entry into my...
          18-01-2022, 21:55 PM
        • Reply to Property damaged. Advice please
          by minorbark
          Thank you.

          My initial contact with the police was just a phone call to the local station. As I almost half expected they wouldn't give up much info, I didn't particularly push back when they said as much and I left it at that. A formal complaint might fill in a few blanks in the story but...
          19-01-2022, 22:37 PM
        • Reply to Property damaged. Advice please
          by Hudson01
          A back door way into finding out what did happen (or more info than you have now), is to ask for a callback from the local PCSO who covers the beat area where the tenant lives (go online and start a live chat), he or she will know far more about your tenant that a faceless comms operator at HQ or anyone...
          19-01-2022, 22:17 PM
        • Reply to Property damaged. Advice please
          by DoricPixie
          Just because someone knocks on your door, even if it crescendos to them banging loudly on your door, it doesn’t mean you have to answer it or have to go and investigate.

          If the tenant suffers from mental health issues and the police were sent round because someone thought the tenant’s...
          19-01-2022, 21:47 PM
        • Reply to Property damaged. Advice please
          by WebLand
          From painful personal experience of this issue... You should formally contact the police, ask them why they broke the door down and ask for compensation. Their lawyer will then write to you with some information which may be useful for you to know (but not giving very much detail). I expect they'll...
          19-01-2022, 21:31 PM
        Working...
        X