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« on: November 10, 2020, 03:46:03 PM »

Hi everyone, I am a joint owner of 3 rental properties. My name is not on the tenancy agreements. How do I insist my name goes on so I at least get a little control over the choosing of suitable tenants. Surely my name should be on them in case the other party is unable to make decisions for whatever reason. We were in a relationship but have now split. He is unresponsive to all my communications and I can no longer afford a solicitor. He is keeping all the rental income also because he paid the deposits when buying them. One is managed by an agent but he manages the other two himself. I am concerned that I have no control over the properties and my name is on the mortgages and deeds.
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 04:19:04 PM »

I think you have genuine worries, for sure... but one of them shouldn't be the choosing of suitable Tenants... no Tenant wants a Committee kind of situation going on when renting property. The party you need to be dealing with is your ex-partner, of course... please don't start going around to the properties and engaging with any Tenants (not that I think you would). From a Tenant's perspective it's best to have a single point of contact who is either your Landlord, or someone acting on behalf of your Landlord (that could be an Agent, of course, as you say)... but not a set of contacts / numbers they might get in touch with and, obviously, get different answers from.

As I say, you have genuine concerns... no rental income would be primary... and no path to reasonable communication another... the only path forward (if that door is really not open) is one of formalised escalation and, yes, that does mean a Solicitor's letter. I would not advise you to just stop paying your portion of any mortgages or anything like that. I would start to keep records of your reasonable attempts to communicate with your ex-partner (the Landlord)... but not any Tenants (they have no relationship with you, and don't need one).
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 05:15:13 PM »

Thank you for your reply. I am not concerned with interaction with any current tenants and I certainly would not put any of them in a worrying position. My main concern is not having my name on the ASTís.
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 05:32:15 PM »

Why? Your name is on the Deeds. Why do you want your name on the ASTs if you do not want any interaction with the Tenants?
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