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My mum and I jointly own a property in France. We both live

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Hello, my mum and I jointly own a property in France. We both live in the UK. I privately rent and my mum is a council tenant. My mum has always said everything is above board but I wanted to check. Can my mum rent with the council if she owns a property abroad? If not, can this affect me in any way? Would I be liable? The properly was purchased 3 years ago. My mum has been a tenant since 2010
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Did she declare it when she signed the tenancy agreement?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hello Jamie. She was a tenant before we purchased the property. So when she signed the tenancy agreement she did not own the property
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Ok - does it say in the tenancy that this can be her only property?
Does it say she has to declare any change?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have no idea what the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement are. I have never seen a copy
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Ok - you need to check. Usually it says that it must be your ONLY home and that you have to declare any changes

If the Council find out then they could issue proceedings for possession.

That means they could ask her to leave and seek a Court eviction order.

This is because Council property is meant for people who cant afford their own homes. If they own part of another home, or another and dont tell the Council, that may be grounds for termination.

But this will all be in the tenancy agreement. If it does not say any of that, then she is ok

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hello yes could this effect me in any way as I jointly own the French property?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Not in the slightest. Does not affect your ownership

Does that help?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
there could be no other charges against me directly ?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

No you. You are not the one who signed the tenancy agreement.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok thank you very much