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    I am a uni student in my first year and next year me and 5 other friends are looking to share a rented property together. My girlfriend would like to live with us too, however all letting agencies I have contacted have stated that 7 people in a 6 bed property would not be allowed, and there are no 7 bed properties avilible and we do not have an 8th person to rent an 8 bed property. We are concerned that when she applies for her student finance that if she lists her term time address as the shared house, where she is not a registered tennant, that the landlord/letting agency would be alerted or find out and we would all get into trouble, is it likely that the landlord would find out in this way?
    Also is there any other circumstances where the landlord would be alerted of her living their.
    Has anyone else lived with a couple where one of them isnt a listed tennant, what did they do?
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    (Original post by Anthony Smith 88)
    I am a uni student in my first year and next year me and 5 other friends are looking to share a rented property together. My girlfriend would like to live with us too, however all letting agencies I have contacted have stated that 7 people in a 6 bed property would not be allowed, and there are no 7 bed properties avilible and we do not have an 8th person to rent an 8 bed property. We are concerned that when she applies for her student finance that if she lists her term time address as the shared house, where she is not a registered tennant, that the landlord/letting agency would be alerted or find out and we would all get into trouble, is it likely that the landlord would find out in this way?
    Also is there any other circumstances where the landlord would be alerted of her living their.
    Has anyone else lived with a couple where one of them isnt a listed tennant, what did they do?
    It is up to the LL whether they will let you share a room and not the Leting agent. You would just end up paying a bit more with LL consent. There will be some 7 bed houses.
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    The letting agent will find out if there is a non permitted tenant living in the property and this can get you into trouble. They can find out through multiple sources including when they do inspection visits or maintenance visits. I would not recommend lying to them, however they can do something called a dual occupancy which is where two people live in one room, one is a tenant (probably you) and the other would be a permitted occupier (your girlfriend) - this way she is allowed to live there without being on the tenancy and she can register with the address at uni etc.

    Have you looked at other agents or at private halls? They sometimes have 7 beds where you can book as a group.

    Good luck!
    Lucy
 
 
 
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