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Started by Froggat, October 31, 2023, 05:33:06 PM
Quote from: Froggat on October 31, 2023, 05:33:06 PMHello everyone, new poster and seeking some advice...I have a small mortgage on a flat, I've since moved in with my girlfriend and now looking to rent my flat out. A family member has been in contact - they would like my place though due to ill health are not working. I'm not looking to profit from this - I just need the mortgage covering which +/- £500 pm. My question is, being family, am I able to rent to them and can they claim HB/UC on this?Thank you for any advice you might offer.
Quote from: David on November 01, 2023, 05:05:58 PMYou would need to leave all your post and credit cards at the old property, continue to pay the FULL Council Tax and sleep there from time to time.
Quote from: jpkeates on November 01, 2023, 05:44:15 PMResidence is a matter of fact and while bills and council tax are indicative where your home is, if you're really living somewhere else with someone, it's not likely to be enough. Trying to pretend that a tenancy is a licence is something courts are pretty wise to. Of course that only really matters if something goes wrong and you want them to leave and the tenant doesn't want to go.