14 Jul

Tenants subletting without landlord permission

Tenants subletting without landlord permission

Many tenants are subletting without the support of their landlord, claims a new survey.

Research from PropertyLetByUs shows around a third of private tenants admitted they are currently subletting despite not having their landlord’s permission, while four out of ten tenants said they would consider subletting in the future.

In many cases, the tenants admitted subletting to family and friends, or to help pay the rent.

Jane Morris, managing director of PropertyLetByUs, warned landlords to be more aware of the situation and take the necessary steps to prevent subletting.

"It is imperative that landlords make regular checks on the property to check for additional occupants. Many tenants will try to hide the fact they are subletting, so the warning signs can be excessive rubbish and accelerated wear and tear," said Ms Morris.

She added: "When there is multiple occupancy in a property, wear and tear and damage is dramatically accelerated. There can be increased mould and condensation with more occupants. Landlords can also face expensive repairs for damage and redecoration costs, to bring the property up to the standard it was at check-in."ADNFCR-1222-ID-801821769-ADNFCR

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