What issues should a landlord consider when doing a one off Short term Let
The apartment is usually Let on AST.
however both new Tennant and us as landlord have agreed to let the apartment on a short term basis. (its convenient and preferable to us). 1 bedroom apartment
We are 100% happy in terms of the tenant, as the family would pass the checks we would ordinarily do for an AST.
They tenant intends to stay a minimum of 1 month, and then possible extend by a few weeks, and its possible this could roll on for maximum of 3 months
The tenant is from overseas and working in uk. All relevant Visa and Right to Rent checks pass successfully.
Assuming there are no restrictions in the mortgage terms and Lease terms which restrict us from doing a Short Term Let. We feel happy to proceed.
Also we are satisfied that his main residence is abroad.
After this short term let we will be returning to Longer term lets using standard AST. So this is to be a one off arrangement.
But are there any other issues we need to consider as landlords?
Does deposit need to be protected?
Is there a specific type of contract we should use?
Utilities – should we assume responsibility?
Council Tax – On a short term let, is it right that tenant does not hold responsibility for this when its not their primary residence? Do we need to assume responsibility for this?