Hi Alex, the prohibition order was served on both the owners of the property (who rented the house out to a tenant) and the tenant. The owners were never involved in the running/management of the HOM, simply received income to supplement pensions. The tenant (with the owners agreement) ran the house as an HMO, sub-letting out to HMO tenants. The tenant found/dealt with all tenant/HMO matters. Trust this helps you. Brian.
Alex, yes, the owners allowed/agreed to the tenant sub-letting on the proviso that the tenant dealt with ALL HMO/tenant items, with the owners ONLY being involved with receiving income to supplement pensions. Brian
Alex, we only know there was a person there when inspected by the environmental officer. Neither owner or tenant knew or agreed to anyone being there, we assumed as he had no authority to be there he would be termed a squatter! Brian
alex, thanks, ***** ***** if the occupant was the previous sub-tenant who left and signed up to another property? Is he classed as a squatter in this case or because he WAS a previous tenant does this bring in a liability for us? brian
Alex, I note you say "he" (is this tenant or sub tenant?) would be in breach but the question is a) would the owners be in breach and b) would the tenant (not sub tenant) be in breach? I am only really concerned with owners and teant breach, not sub tenant breach. Brian.
alex, thanks for saying the owner would not be in breach, but you have not answered the question as to whether the tenant (not sub tenant) would be in breach if the previous SUB tenant was to illegally be in the property when the environmental officer visited and said the prohibition order was breached accordingly? Brian
alex, you have nor answered whether the TENANT (not sub tenant) would be in breach if the previous sub tenant was to illegally be in the property when the environmental officer visited and said the prohibition order was breached. brian
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