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Renting 2 properties (2 Assured hold tenancy)


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Hi all,

What risk or likely issue do I have if I keep to agreements (basically renting 2 properties)?  

Reason I'm doing this is because, my partner and I have moved into a flat (like intermediate rent) and she is paying me half of the rent. My previous place, I've decided to give to my brother to help him 'find his feet'. I'm paying the council tax and the rent is still in my name. He has just moved in. My previous place is a small place (en-suit room). So, it works out financially.  

Knowing all this, anyone knows if this is ok?  

Many thanks for all responses.

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Your brother is a subtenant even if you are paying the rent, and this is likely a breach of the AST.

In the short term you can claim that he is merely "visiting" and you are still the primary resident, but I wouldnt want to chance that for more than a few months. If/when the LL finds out you have vacated the property you will find yourself in a very weak position legally. You could be responsible for the costs of terminating the tenancy plus have no security of tenure having already moved out. As to your brothers situation, I don't know, you should talk to a legal expert to find out how that would be handled.

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Hi there, many thanks for your response.

I am not too concerned about the LL - I believe he's ok as long as he gets his monthly rent, which he will.

I'm asking with respect to the government. As I am paying council taxes in 2 places now etc. Hope it is ok.

Many thanks.

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