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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

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

Did she declare it when she signed the tenancy agreement?

Customer: replied 1 year 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

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 1 year ago.
I have no idea what the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement are. I have never seen a copy

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 1 year ago.
Hello yes could this effect me in any way as I jointly own the French property?

Not in the slightest. Does not affect your ownership

Does that help?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there could be no other charges against me directly ?

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

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you very much