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Types of Tenancies (England)

Tenant main residence not the rental property

14 Apr 2016 | 1 comment

An applicant to rent my flat works in the local area, but as the family home is too far away to travel everyday, needs local accommodation. The applicant will travel back to the family home some weekends. The applicant says the family home is their main home, is this correct? As the rental property will not be the main home, please advise any effects this has with regard to the application, AST, rent guarantee etc.
Thank you.

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  1. guildy

    This is absolutely fine and correct.

    Make sure they have completed our application for accommodation or a similar document to ensure it is they who are saying it’s not their main home and not you.

    The tenancy agreement is NOT an AST but instead you will need our contractual tenancy. This has a number of advantages to you including the deposit does not need protecting and it’s only a months notice when periodic, not two.

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