Hello- I can't see a reply so will log on again tomorrow. Grateful if you can post reply in full. Many thanks Yvonne
Sorry I asked whether or not you own the flat, or rent it yourself please?
Hi Alex, I own the flat.
Is the Council the main Landlord?
Yes- it is.
this is the advice from the legal services page of the council. It sounds like I can do the notice myself?
sorry - it won't let me cut and paste. will try again.
Legal requirements from leaseholders wishing to sublet
It is a legal requirement under the terms of your lease to serve a notice of underletting if you wish to sublet your property. Failure to serve notice is a breach of the lease and could lead to your building insurance being invalidated, resulting in legal action against you by the Council for any damage caused by your tenants, and may also lead to forfeiture proceedings.
1. Notice of sublet must be served to:
The Town Hall
2. Copy of the tenancy agreement must be attached which must include;
Full names of all tenants
Commencement date and term of tenancy.
Contact details of Managing Agents including telephone number if using this service
If demands are to be sent to agents, please indicate whether they are responsible for payment of the invoices
Contact address of the lessee including a telephone number
Address where Service Charge demands are to be sent
A registration fee of £30 payable to ‘LBH&F’
Each time tenants change, a new notice must be served. Changes to correspondence details of a leaseholder only, do not require a new notice to be served, but must be notified in writing to Legal Services.
A Transfer of Mortgage/Assignment, the charge is £30 including VAT
A Notice of Charge - £30 including VAT
The DX number for the Legal Department is: DX84015 Kensington High Street 2.
Subletting your property - further Information
New regulation - Immigration bill: part 3 - landlord immigration checks https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/341876/Factsheet_Landlords_Aug_14.pdf
Private renting - your rights and responsibilities - https://www.gov.uk/private-renting
London Rental Standard - http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/housing-land/renting-home/london-rental-standard
Ok then £30 is quite reasonable.
You wont need a Solicitor as this is just a standard notice.
Great - thankyou for confirming.
So £30 is ok
Can I clarify anything else for you?
no, that was it, thankyou.