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BB_470 said: Posted on: 28/05/2011 00:00


I've used the RLA 'Room Only' ASTs for the time (I usually use the Joint Tenancy one) for 4 tenants in a mixed student and non student house because two student tenants wanted to stop in the property but didn't currently have friends to share with and the two new tenants are graduating this next month so will be trying to find jobs. Basically, am I now liable for the Council tax on the property as a landlord of a HMO as the tenants have the above room only agreements? In various places in the agreement there is the term 'individually and together' and it does state the tenants 'pay all electricity, gas, phone, water charges and council tax bills relating to the property that apply during the tenancy, including appropriate share of the bills for the share areas (if this applies)'.

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