Reply To: Genuine Liability – sham agreement

John Boxall

What you need to do is go through the legal requirements line by line to check that the tenancy complies with these

Are there Gas & Electric Safety Tests, Have Right to Rent checks been undertaken, have the mortgagees given their consent, does the property have landlord insurance etc etc

If any of these have not been done then it fails the Commerciality test

I suggest however that as the ‘Bond’ isnt in an approved scheme it has already failed

I would also suggest doing a credit check for Dad – your Council Tax team should be able to do it to see what if anything else he has against him at that address, in particular anything to do with car insurance

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