Bedsit Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement with permitted occupier

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An assured shorthold tenancy agreement (also known as an AST) allows a landlord to let a property to a tenant. The term of an assured shorthold tenancy agreement is usually 6 or 12 months and will usually convert to a rolling periodic tenancy at the end of the initial term.

A bedsit is a form of accommodation made up of a single unit in a property with shared facilities. A bedsit can be part of a HMO if the property has 3 or more tenants who make up more than one household. The landlord will have additional responsibilities including making sure the rooms are a certain size if the property is classed as a HMO. In this case, depending on where the property is located the landlord might need a licence from the local council.

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A permitted occupier is someone who is permitted by the Landlord to live at the property with the tenant but is not a party to the tenancy agreement. This means that the tenant is responsible for the permitted occupier. Children are often treated as permitted occupiers.

A bedsit in a property which is not classed as a HMO might require a lodger licence agreement if the landlord is living in the same property and it is their main home. In this case, the occupier of the bedsit will classified as a lodger and will not have exclusive possession of their bedsit. The notice requirements will also be different.

Legislate's assured shorthold tenancy allows you to add a permitted occupier to the agreement. Simply select this option and enter their details.

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