PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTINGHello Forumites! In order to help keep the Forum a useful, safe and friendly place for our users, discussions around non-MoneySaving matters are not permitted per the Forum rules. While we understand that mentioning house prices may sometimes be relevant to a user's specific MoneySaving situation, we ask that you please avoid veering into broad, general debates about the market, the economy and politics, as these can unfortunately lead to abusive or hateful behaviour. Threads that are found to have derailed into wider discussions may be removed. Users who repeatedly disregard this may have their Forum account banned. Please also avoid posting personally identifiable information, including links to your own online property listing which may reveal your address. Thank you for your understanding.
Emergency accommodation query
I am a 50% freeholder in a building containing 3 flats. The flat that is leasehold has been sold recently. I have suspicions that the owner is using the property as emergency/temporary accommodation. Within 3 months, a family of three moved in to the 1 bedroom property after being told they needed to leave their hotel. The family stayed there for 2 months and now a family of 4 have moved in.
During my initial conversation with the owner, he told me he was ‘doing a favour for a friend’ to accept them as tenants. Now within 24 hours of the original family moving out, another family has moved in.
Essentially, does the owner of that flat need to let the freeholders know that it has been purchased as temporary accommodation?
★ ★ ★ Meet your Ambassadors
- All Categories
- 341.5K Banking & Borrowing
- 249.7K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
- 449.1K Spending & Discounts
- 233.8K Work, Benefits & Business
- 605.9K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
- 172.4K Life & Family
- 246.7K Travel & Transport
- 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
- 15.8K Discuss & Feedback
- 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards