I have a new tenant who moved in just over a month ago. I have just been around to check whether he has settled in alright and found out that he has moved his mother and disabled cousin into the house without letting me know. I was told that his son might stay week-ends and his mother might visit and babysit sometimes but every room now has a bed in it. I am in the process of writing a letter explaining that legally all permitted occupiers over 18 should fill in a Right to Rent identification form. I am inclined to do a reference check on them as well, will this be allowed since they have already moved in and what should I do if their reference checks fail?
Also what happens if the main tenant wants to move and leaves the permitted occupiers in the house. What happens then if they cannot pay? Where would I stand?
I am sure everything will be alright and the house looks as if it is being looked after but I am worried that he did not let us know about his mother and cousin moving in prior to signing the agreement.
Some advice would be welcome. Thank you
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