Joint or Sole tenancy?

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

    Joint or Sole tenancy?

    Hi Everyone,

    Hope you can possibly help me with this conundrum. (to me at least!)

    We are hoping to move out of London to Kent after Summer to rent a 1 or 2 bed flat. Our situation - My girlfriend is full time employed with a salary of 27K gross per year. I am self employed (recently started business), with a variable income (but less than £ 6-700 per month currently). I do have a good credit history with no CCJ`s though. We would be looking at a maximum rent of £700/ pm on the new property.

    We have stayed in our current flat for the last 5 years, with not one missed or late payment of rent. Also we have been together for 6 years as a couple.

    Due to my current situation, is it better we register the flat under her name as a sole tenancy?

    #2
    From a landlord perspective it'll always be better to have you both as joint tenants, I would think.

    Comment


      #3
      As above, if the landlolrd want you both named on the tenancy, you may have little choice. LLs like to have joint names, as there are 2 people to chase for arrears, damage claims etc. You may be impecable tenants, but LL doesn't know you from Adam!

      If you tell them you both want to live there, but only want her name on tenancy, alarm bells will start to ring anyway, so just be honest up front and explain.

      Comment

      Latest Activity

      Collapse

      • Reply to Flat rental bathroom query
        by Landyman
        Are you saying that the toilet and basin are out in the open, adjacent to the kitchen? Or are they in a separate room?

        Does the room have a window? Or a fan ventilator?

        It's had to visualise exactly what you mean. Could you sketch a simple floorplan and upload that here p...
        16-01-2022, 23:47 PM
      • Flat rental bathroom query
        by NewGuyOne
        Hello,

        A rented flat with a toilet (of course) and basin next to the kitchen, and a bedroom with a quite small en suite - shower/basin/rail for towel ... Is this acceptable in a flat - with no additional separate bathroom?

        Flat consists of 1 bedroom en suite, hallway, lounge,...
        16-01-2022, 20:13 PM
      • Reply to Problems with tenant getting work done and not paying me rent
        by axil23
        Thank you Lawcruncher.

        Just so I am not reading the lease wrong. Executed as a deed means that it has to say that and be witnessed by a 3rd party right?...
        16-01-2022, 23:23 PM
      • Problems with tenant getting work done and not paying me rent
        by axil23
        I have rented my house to a {name removed} who use it to house Asylum seekers from a govt contract. In June the flat roof developed a leak and they asked me to fix it which I did the next day. 6 months later I get a bill for £1900 for scaffolding, asbestos survey, party wall agreement & for some...
        13-01-2022, 12:05 PM
      • surrender of lease charges
        by jshire
        Hi,
        I'm trying to assist a family member who is in the process of surrendering a lease on a shared flat (all tenants moving out). The landlord agreed as the reasons were reasonable. He's sent an email stating that there will be costs that the tenants have to meet, charged by the letting agent...
        16-01-2022, 20:49 PM
      • Reply to Gas certificate fail
        by MdeB
        But if you had a valid certificate when the tenancy started but failed to give it to the tenant, then I believe that providing them with a current certificate before serving S21 will be OK....
        16-01-2022, 20:30 PM
      • Gas certificate fail
        by ReginaPhalangi
        We've been renting out our property since 2017 and now have given notice to our tenants to leave. However we have just realised that we have failed to get a gas certificate during their tenancy. Is it possible to get the gas certificate now? Would we need to give notice again after we issue the gas...
        15-01-2022, 20:05 PM
      • Reply to No Tenancy agreement
        by MdeB
        There are a number (of the order of 20) of grounds under which possession can be sought. See the Housing Act 1988.



        The claim is for the period for which they were paying rent whilst there was no required licence in place, up to a maximum of 12 months. Getting a licence ends...
        16-01-2022, 19:32 PM
      • Reply to No Tenancy agreement
        by MdeB
        That depends on when the tenancy started.


        Or, possibly, the one in place when it is given to the tenant. The regulations are ambiguous...
        16-01-2022, 19:18 PM
      • Reply to Wales: New Legislation – your roles and responsibilities
        by steaming
        4. Antisocial behaviour…..a fair and consistent approach to everyone. No. 4 is then not mentioned in the extended information (click link). Surely this needs explaining in detail or, maybe, they haven’t actually thought further that the nine words used. No surprise.
        16-01-2022, 19:17 PM
      Working...
      X