Sub-letting your leasehold flat

Sub-letting your leasehold flat

You can rent out your home to someone else, but you will remain responsible for the property and for the behaviour of your tenant until you assign the lease.

If you are planning on sub-letting your property you must inform us of the arrangements, give us an alternative correspondence address for you, and provide the details and contact numbers for your tenants in cases of emergencies.

The buildings insurance company needs to be told of any changes in your circumstances, otherwise any claim that you make could be invalid.

If you have a mortgage it may be a condition of your mortgage to get permission to let your home.

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Request to sub-let your property

Conditions

  • You will still need to pay the service charges and any district heating charges if your property is connected to this system

  • You are responsible for making sure your tenants do not cause a nuisance to the neighbours.

  • Under the terms of the lease the property may be sub-let to a single person, couple or a family.

  • It must not be sub-let to separate, unrelated individuals.

  • By renting out your home you will become the landlord of your tenant. You will then be responsible for the landlord's duties, including compliance with safety regulations.

Your obligations

As a landlord you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. This includes:

  • Compliance with fire safety regulations (e.g. smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and fire resistant flat front door in communal blocks)
  • Compliance with gas safety regulations and carrying out annual safety checks.

Your tenant also has legal rights. For more information, visit the websites below:

Need more information?

For help and advice you can contact our Home Ownership team

Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Telephone: 

0191 278 7725

Email:

leasehold@yhn.org.uk

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