So, I have to work in another town for 4 months over the summer.
I need to sublet my flat (as I cannot leave that place for good), but I cannot sublet as my tenancy agreement states that I am allowed to take lodgers but not sublets.
I have been googling the difference and it seems that a subletter has exclusive use of the property, whilst a lodger may or may not have exclusive use of just a room but share the property.
Now I have a friend who is willing to stay here and pay rent. If I come back every other weekend, then technically, she is a lodger not a sublet as she will not have exclusive use of the property (although she will mostly during the week).
Is this legally viable?
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- Thread Starter
- 01-03-2018 02:43
- 01-03-2018 09:46
Will your landlord realise over a 4 month period? I wouldn't worry too much. Just be aware of the risk e.g. if she breaks anything.
- 01-03-2018 12:30
Would your landlord even notice? Surely they give you notice if they have to come round for any reason
- 01-03-2018 12:56
Thanks for replies.
He might because it's quite a close knit block and my neighbours would certainly notice.
There's a chance he wouldn't, but if he did, as long as I came back from time to time, do. you reckon I'd be ok?