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Working in Wales for 2 years. Keep house in England and rent out?

Adamc Forumite Posts: 429
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Can I keep my house and rent a place in Wales while working there for 2 years (hospital stuff): I'd like to rent it out in order to keep up the mortgage payments. Otherwise I would have to sell it as I wouldn't be able to afford rent and a mortgage simultaneously.



  • RAS
    RAS Forumite Posts: 31,923
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    You can..

    But you'd need consent to let if you have a mortgage

    And you need to understand fully English tenancy law. Screw up one bit and it will cost you a lot to extract the tenants, with the possibility of additional penalties.

    You remain legally responsible even if you use agents, and there is no legal requirement for agents to know anything about tenancy law. Based on threads here, a good many are clueless. 
    The person who has not made a mistake, has made nothing
  • daivid
    daivid Forumite Posts: 1,074
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    I know next to nothing about being a landlord, though that is enough to know one shouldn’t become one without a great deal of thought. The sticky threads at the top of this subforum should give you a starting point, also remember laws and regulations are subject to change such as plans to end no fault evictions. As you have a mortgage you will need to get consent to let from your lender. You will also need to source (good) tenants. Your post implies you are taking up a fixed term posting, if you decide to go ahead with letting perhaps you can find someone taking up such a post in your area (current hospital?) as you want someone who plans to only stay 2 years or consecutive people for a year each, not someone wanting to stay long term.
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