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England | Lettings Options (England) | Pre-tenancy (England)

Letting a flat for 2 weeks

1 Sep 2021 | 1 comment

Hi If I let a flat for 2 weeks under a holiday let agreement is there any way they could stay put and claim a tenancy?  The person looking to stay does not own a property or is letting a property anywhere else.  The property has been sale agreed and I don’t want to find someone effectively takes up residency and stops the sale going through.

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  1. guildy

    As long as the true use of the accommodation is for the use as a holiday, it should be okay but there is always a risk. It’s not that you wouldn’t ultimately get possession but if they claimed a tenancy, it might need a court order to decide it’s not a tenancy.

    However, as long as it’s truly holiday letting, it should be okay.

    See this Shelter page which shows a list of “excluded occupiers” where a court order is not needed to obtain possession and holiday letting is included in the list.

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