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    So if you've seen my other thread you'll know that I turned down the offer to a house because of no individual contracts.

    So the lassie just text me saying they'd put a deposit down and would I be interested in being their 4th flatmate (i've told them no), however their contract sounds a bit odd. They told me that their landlord said even if one person moves out, the others don't have to pay.......but surely a group contract you'd have to.

    Sure the landlord is saying that now, but say someone moves out, they could sharp change their tune right? Because it's a 'group contract'.

    Sound fishy to you or am I completely wrong maybe?
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    how would anyone here know about this? its your issue
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    (Original post by joebro)
    how would anyone here know about this? its your issue
    Um maybe they know more about group contracts than I do? As clearly implied, I obviously don't know much.
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    It depends what it actually says in the contract.
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    i before e except after ... oh wait. :nothing:
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    You'd have to read the contract.
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    Read the contract in detail. If it's a group contract then it is the group that is liable, although usually it means the landlord will keep charging the person who left until they can find a replacement. I think charging the group as a whole is usually a last resort.

    To be honest, I've never heard of a landlord of student houses operate on individual contracts, so a group contract isn't exactly fishy. But you can always ask to have it explicitly written into the contract if it isn't there.
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    As stated. Reading the contract would probably be in your interest.
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    On our group contact, they keep charging the person who left, or use their guarentor to get the money.
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    (Original post by CookieDoughLove)
    So if you've seen my other thread you'll know that I turned down the offer to a house because of no individual contracts.

    So the lassie just text me saying they'd put a deposit down and would I be interested in being their 4th flatmate (i've told them no), however their contract sounds a bit odd. They told me that their landlord said even if one person moves out, the others don't have to pay.......but surely a group contract you'd have to.

    Sure the landlord is saying that now, but say someone moves out, they could sharp change their tune right? Because it's a 'group contract'.

    Sound fishy to you or am I completely wrong maybe?
    Definitely check the contract. Both types are as common as each other at university really. But speaking from experience (me and my friends got really screwed over by a group contract because someone left) you should go for the individual.

    However if the landlord still wants you to sign as a group then I have a handy suggestion. You should try to draw up a contract between you and your friends stating that if any one of you leaves then it is THEIR responsibility to pay AND find a new housemate!!
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    Doesn't matter now folks, i'm settled on getting a studio in private halls but thanks anyway!
 
 
 
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