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I am afraid that an AST does not allow a Tenant to share the property with any third party. As is the norm, your Tenancy agreement states at clause 2.2 not "to sub let" which means granting any third party a right to remain in the property or any part of it for any length of time.
If you therefore wish to proceed, you would need to approach your Landlord for his consent. If he does not consent, then I 'm afraid there is nothing you can do to alter his stance.
I am sorry this is not the answer you were looking for, but it sets out the legal position.
Thanks Al. That's clear. If the sub letting started without the landlord's permission, and later he found out, presumably he's become aware of a breach of the contract. What do you think might be the worst outcome (for the tenant who breached their contract) that he could push for? (I'm guessing an attampt to evict his tenant and claim damages for loss of rent during any subsequent void period).
Thanks for your reply and apologies for the delay.
You are correct- the worst that can happen is that he would be able to issue proceedings to evict you on the grounds of breaching the Tenancy, together with any loss of rent for any period the property remains empty during your Tenancy Agreement period, if a possession order was granted.
I hope this helps.
Thanks Al. That's all clear. Small chance I may like to ask a follow up question in a few days, which I understand I should do by beginning my question with "For Aston Lawyer"
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