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    boyfriend has moved in, what happens now?

    Lovely tenant causing no problems. 4 months into a 12 month AST. I now suspect that she has moved her boyfriend in. No problem with this, the house is big enough, I just wondered what the implications were.

    She was credit checked and her uncle also, as he is guarantor.

    Should she have informed me? Should his name be added to the AST, but then he should be credit checked?

    Are there any risks to the landlord if an adult is living in the property but not on the tenancy agreement?

    #2
    I've asked the same question here: you might find the thread helpful:
    http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums...ead.php?t=2539

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      #3
      Take no action at all! As Eric's thread suggests,the boyfriend remains as the tenant's permanent guest without any rights of residence. If she needs to be removed for any reason, then the court bailiff will remove him as well. If she leaves and he remains behind, the necessary court eviction process in her name alone is sufficient to have the boyfriend removed as well. Under no circumstances should you accept any form of rent from the boyfriend.

      P.P.
      Any information given in this post is based on my personal experience as a landlord, what I have learned from this and other boards and elsewhere. It is not to be relied on. Definitive advice is only available from a Solicitor or other appropriately qualified person.

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        #4
        Just to put you right; if a bona-fide tenant leaves and a non-tenant remain they are considered to be a trespasser and therefore not entitled to any tenant "benefits". You could therefore disconnect all utilites if necessary and enter the premises providing you don't use unnecessary force to do so (i.e. when the person is not at home). You could then change the locks etc.
        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.

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          #5
          Alternatively, serve s.8 Notice on ground 9. T has permitted O to occupy, which is a breach of obligation not to share possession- even if he is only guest or lodger- without L's consent.
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            #6
            Thanks all.

            Think I'll leave him as a guest; to do anything else would create further dilemmas if he failed a credit check.

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