What type of tenancy agreement?

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

    What type of tenancy agreement?

    Hello

    What type of tenancy agreement should be given to a short-term lodger?

    Is there a minimum period?

    The situation would be a 'person helping out a friend short-term whilst his housing application is processed. The friend has already been offered a property by council but it was deemed unsuitable and they have agreed to re-offer sometime in the new year'.

    There will be a claim for housing benefit - room rate, going through so they need to know exactly which type of tenancy agreement to complete.

    The person helping out the friend does not want to restrict the friend/lodger with notice periods, so perhaps a break clause - wording would be needed.

    Sorry if this isn't very clear.

    #2
    You need a break clause if you have a fixed term. There is no reason to have a fixed term.

    When you say lodger, can you confirm that the landlord (friend) will also be resident in the property? If so, you need a lodger's agreement. Plenty to find on the web. a lodger has very few rights and the tenancy can be terminated with reasonable notice. an agreement is obviously preferrable, as it can also specify some useful house rules.
    All views posted reflect my personal opinion only and do not constitute professional advice which I am not qualified or knowledgeable enough to provide.

    Comment


      #3
      Hello

      Yes, it would be a lodger agreement. The landlord (friend) owns and lives in the property.

      I'll tell them to have a look on the web for some example agreements.

      Many thanks.

      Comment


        #4
        http://www.lawpack.co.uk/landlord-an...product711.asp

        http://www.yourlawstore.co.uk/catalo...lord-products/

        Comment

        Latest Activity

        Collapse

        Working...
        X