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Can I use an assured shorthold tenancy agreement if tenants own a house abroad?

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« on: April 09, 2022, 08:19:42 AM »

The other house is their normal place of residence.  I also wonder if a periodic tenancy would be the best alternative, if an assured shorthold tenancy would not work.
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2022, 08:36:14 AM »

PS  They will be living at my property for 2 years.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2022, 08:42:52 AM »

I'm unclear - firstly - on why you might think it wouldn't work? Can you elaborate?

They are just Tenants of your property... whatever else goes on in their lives (beyond having a Right to Rent, which you must check) should not (I think) impact you in any way. People can own things and rent things at the same time.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2022, 11:12:49 AM »

This is quite common,so I also don't understand why this is any different to a normal tenancy? Is there something you have not mentioned ?
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2022, 11:32:15 AM »

AST should work provided all the required checks are made, most obvious one would be the right to rent as mentioned.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2022, 09:56:36 AM »

That your tenant owns other property is neither here or there, but................

The other house is their normal place of residence.

At least one of the joint tenant in the tenancy needs to "occupies the dwelling-house as his only or principal home". If not, then tenancy is not assured. It being a common law tenancy is not necessarily an issue from the landlord point of view since the difference is the tenant losing a lot of the protection offered by assured (shorthold). However, the fact that you won't necessarily know at any given time whether the tenancy has become or cease to become assured may be.
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