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i am in a shorthold tenancy and my landlord has asked the agent to do a background check on my partner who does not live with me without anyones consent. is this legal. he has a very bad criminal record which is why he does not live with me
i dont know would it say in the tenancy agreement
in the contract it says the tenant declares that she does not have any criminal convictions or any charges pending or yet to be heard in a court in the uk and accepts that should any convictions be revealed the landlord or agent shall be entitled to give immediate notice. whilst i understand this of myself as the tenant surely this does not apply to my boyfriend who is not on the tenancy agreement yes he stays here (not anymore as he has told me he does not want him on the premises) but does not in fact live here. i believe this to be illegal for an agent to carry out a check on him with no permission. do i have grounds to take this further?
thank you that does clarify could you please advise how I could go about dealing with this i.e. what type of lawyer I would need as I now feel very uncomfortable living here but am tied into the contract until end of feb 2016. do I take it up with him or the agent?
its the agent that has done the checks!!!! can he forbid me to have him here? we live in a lodge within the grounds of his house.
its the landlord that has forbidden him here even said he will kim!! i shall seek legal advice in the morning. This is UK law and not US?
thank you for your help