Landlord has forbidden overnight guests - is this legal?

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  • theartfullodger
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    Talk to Shelter Scotland or simply ignore the landlord (politely): If he then takes you to the FTT there's no way they will evict you for having the odd guest staying.

    Does your college/uni have an accommodation office that can help with advice?

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  • jpkeates
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    Originally posted by katie-sb View Post
    Edit: We live in Scotland, I'm not sure how much the law differs here.
    Housing law is very different in Scotland.
    But, even so, a lodger is someone who pays rent, otherwise, they're a guest.

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  • buzzard1994
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    Originally posted by katie-sb View Post
    Edit: We live in Scotland, I'm not sure how much the law differs here.
    So much so that most people here would not feel able to offer advice.

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  • theartfullodger
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    Is your new agreement headed "Private Residential Tenancy" please?
    https://www.gov.scot/policies/privat...enancy-reform/

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  • AndrewDod
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    I can't see how any plausible agreement can be written that could clearly distinguish a guest visiting for coffee, someone visiting for a long extended coffee with additional extras at 4am and and a very long all night coffee session.

    That said if you have two people regularly living in a room intended for one (per agreement) it creates all sorts of issues (safety, use of energy of L is paying, extra wear and tear).

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  • katie-sb
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    We moved in in September 2017,for the first 2 years we signed 12 month leases, but in March this year we signed an ongoing lease. The lease says no lodgers, but a friend who stays for a night or two isn't a lodger right?

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  • theartfullodger
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    Read your tenancy: Probably a PRT: When did you move in, please?


    See what is says about visitors or guests and/or 'phone Shelter Scotland 0808 800 4444

    Slàinte mhath!

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  • katie-sb
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    Edit: We live in Scotland, I'm not sure how much the law differs here.

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  • Landlord has forbidden overnight guests - is this legal?

    I rent a 2 bedroom student flat with a friend in Scotland, my landlord visited today and told me that anyone who stays over for even one night classes as a lodger and that is in breach of our lease. I understand that we are not allowed lodgers, but I thought that lodgers paid rent, and questioned that we're not even allowed friends to stay for a weekend? He got quite angry with me and said that any guest is a lodger. I believe he is being unreasonable what should I do?

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