Landlords warned as sub-letting rises

Published: 02/05/2013

Landlords are being encouraged to be extra vigilant when letting property after new figures revealed sub-letting is on the rise.

While sub-letting is nothing new, current financial pressures are contributing to an increase in the number of tenants sub-letting property, according to property management firm, Rushbrook and Rathbone.

It is a particular problem in university towns and cities where tenants are sub-letting property to foreign students

How to spot a sub-letter

There is currently nowhere a landlord can go to see if a tenant has any history of sub-letting. However in our experience there are a few tell-tale signs to spotting a sub-letter:

  • You’re letting a large property with several bedrooms to a single tenant
  • Your tenant does not work anywhere near the property
  • Your tenant frequently declines property visits
  • Your property is within the vicinity of a university

If you discover your tenant is sub-letting your property without your consent, you must contact a legal specialist like GW LET immediately who can guide you through the necessary steps to regain the right to your property.

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