Landlords warned as sub-letting rises
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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