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Could you please help me understand this matter: Me and

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Could you please help me understand this matter:
Me and my boyfriend bought 'buy to let' property which is a leasehold.
One of the regulations of the leasehold says:
"Not to use the flat nor permit the same to be used for any purposes other than as a private dwelling house in occupation of one family only."
We would like to rent it to three individuals who are good friends but not a family.
Would it be in breach of the leasehold regulations?
Can we do something to make it possible?
Thank you for your help.
Kasia
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thank you for your question.
Yes that would be a breach as they are not one family unit. However, is there any further provision in the lease whereby you could seek the freeholder's written consent for sub-letting or taking in lodgers?
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
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