I have a tenant who is applying for a room in an HMO who I found out is an ex-prisoner. I only found out because he put previous address as a hostel for prisoners. He had a good credit reference.
What am I allowed to ask him, and what does he legally have to tell me?
Because it is an HMO, I feel that I have a moral (maybe legal) obligation to the other tenants to make best efforts ‘not’ to put them, their possessions, friends and family in an danger. I don’t have any objection to ex-prisoners as such. Additionally if they are under any rehabilitation programme, it breaks the terms of my landlords building’s insurance.