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« on: August 03, 2021, 08:25:54 AM »

Hi all.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I have a 3 bed house which I am renting out to two brothers and a friend.
one of the boys has (with permission) converted my shed into a rather nice insulated office space.
He now wishes to move his girlfriend in and as he occupies the smallest room of the house, he's asked if he can swap his rooms around and use the box room as an office and turn the garden office into a bedroom for him and his girlfriend.
I have no problem with this but I'm slightly concerned on where I stand.
The "Office" has power with its own distribution board and was fitted out by a competent electrician but no heating or water. it is located in the garden and is part of the overall rent which all three lads split (they are fine with the proposed additional Tennent)
Question is - as the bedroom is still being accommodated by the said Tennent, have I any legal duties to stop them using the office as a bedroom as the building isn't really covered by any sort of building regs. or can i just let them get on with it and add the details of the new Tennent on a new agreement. I'm not interested i any rent increase or concerned that this is a sub let issue.
Many thanks
Accidental Landlord
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2021, 12:49:26 PM »

My gut feeling is that allowing him to move his gf into the 'office' would invalidate your Landlord's insurance and all sort of other things if used as a bedroom. Even if you stipulate the office cannot be used as a bedroom in a new tenancy agreement I cannot see how you could enforce that or what you could do legally to make them move back out if they did move in. It is just a no win situation for you, as far as I can see, sorry.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2021, 02:13:47 PM »

Thank you.
I feel the same. I don't think there is a lawful way of allowing them to live in the office without the building conforming to the building regs.
and pretending that I didn't know their intentions just doesn't stand any more?
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2021, 03:14:24 PM »

and pretending that I didn't know their intentions just doesn't stand any more?

A bottle of vodka could easily erase your own memory..?

And if you send me a bottle of vodka then I can erase this thread from the forum for you. PM me.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2021, 03:15:40 PM »

HeavyKarma could also erase the thread for you... but she'll probably want a posh gin, or Pimm's.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2021, 06:32:00 PM »

Pimms? Don't give me that cat piss for teetotallers.Guiness and red wine (min.13%) and I can be corrupted.
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