Join the Residential Landlords Association

Member Forums - Report Post

If you wish for the RLA to contact you regarding this report please remember to provide contact details.

Please Note: - This facility is for reporting of abuse or other breaches of the forum rules. Please do not use this facility to reply to the post as your response will not appear here - to reply please use the quote option.
  1. Please do not post RLA enquiries in these forums. Any enquiries should be sent to
  2. Please note that the initial message in any forum conversation on this website is viewable by the public.
  3. For security reasons, please do not include your membership number within the title or body of your forum post.
  4. You must not include any personal details relating to your tenants, such as their names and addresses, in your postings.
  5. Please always remain respectful to forum members and the RLA. All posts must be should be professional and courteous.
  6. You must not use the forums to advertise your service or business. Please use the RLA's suppliers guide for all advertising purposes.
  7. Any content deemed as advertising, spam or self-promotion will be removed from the forums.
  8. Any content deemed as offensive is strictly prohibited and must be reported for removal.
  9. The RLA cannot be held responsible for any posts made in these forums by non-RLA staff
  10. The RLA have the right to edit, delete or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.
Report a post:
LesleyJ said: Posted on: 10/01/2013 00:00

We have AST Fixed term agreement for two Students (both have guarantors) which does not expire until July this year. During the Tenancy one of the Tenants went from being a Student to claiming HB. Although the HB tenant paid Nov & Dec 2012 rent late the rent is up to date for now.

The other Tenant (Student) parents are concerned about the debts HB Tenant may be getting into and have told us if we do not evict the HB Tenant they will move their daughter out. They feel we should inform the HB tenant's Father (guarantor) of the change of circumstances, however the HB Tenant has pleaded with us not to because of their culture she would be disowned by the Family.

We are in a very difficult situation and we have made it clear to the Students Parents, that as Landlords we cannot get involved with our Tenants personal affairs, we will only contact HB's Guarantor if the rent is not paid, plus as the HB Tenant is no longer in arrears with the rent, she has every right to remain in the property, it is up to them if they wish to move their (Student) daughter out, but they will still bound by the terms and conditions of the AST Agreement and will have to continue paying the rent until the end of tenancy or until a new suitable tenant has been found and has signed a new AST Agreement.

We are going to meet the Student and Parents at the property to check the Student out on Saturday and get the Student sign off on the Inventory they are going to give us a signed letter stating Student wishes to move out and hand over the keys.

Have also prepared Section 21 for HB Tenant and Student Tenant to sign, if possible.

Sorry for long message, but is there anything else we need to do to cover outselves??

Many Thanks.

Landlord & Investment Show London Olympia 2019
99 Homes
John Pye Auctions