I can`t believe I`m writing this. My landlord called me today to ask how many people live in my apartment as I leave privately with my best friend. Our neighbours reported that many people came and came from Parliament. We both have girls who spend once or twice a week and who may or may not stay for some of these nights. Can the landlord classify people who come to visit and stay for one night at one hour as tenants or tenants?! He says we could put him in danger of losing his driver`s license, because that could turn the property into an HMO, what do you think? In most cases, you sign an AST that gives you every right to remain in the property until the end of your contract or after notice. So you have a lot more security during your tenure than if you were a tenant. In many cases, tenants need their landlord`s permission before they can accommodate a tenant. Your rental agreement may contain a term on this, so you should always check it first. If you need permission, it`s best to get it in writing. To simplify, if the owner also lives in the property, you will be a tenant.
But if the landlord lives somewhere else, you`re a tenant. Being a tenant gives you a lot more rights than being a tenant. A license grants the occupier to stay legally in the property, so that he is not considered a transgressor, and sets the rules of the house and the conditions of residence. Tenants have much more freedom and privacy in their daily lives. While they pay their rent, they actually „own” the space they occupy during the period of their lease. In practice, if you share a living space with your landlord such as the bathroom or kitchen, your rights are similar, whether you are a tenant or a tenant. People who share a home with their landlord are generally referred to as „excluded occupants.” It is a term used in housing to identify your residency rights. Excluded occupiers have very limited rights. Whether it`s tenants or tenants, here are a few things you should be aware of: the main advantage of being a tenant and not a tenant is that it tends to be cheaper.
Even the owner will probably be more interested in repairing things and keeping the property beautiful than a living owner could be. Unlike tenants, tenants do not sign Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) who gives them a contract of at least six months and two months` notice. Instead, your landlord will probably encourage you to sign a „license” or „tenant contract.”