I’ve been approached through social media by a guy looking for a flat for a chef. A quick search showed we have nine friends in common & he advertises offers for a local Cantonese restaurant.
Following recent events in Essex I’m concerned about who would be living in the flat & my liability.
There is a lot of takeaways in the country & the staff must live somewhere.
Anyone have any experience of this.
Hi Stuart, in terms of your responsibilities as a landlord over who is living in the flat, the main thing you must do is conduct the right to rent check. We have a guide to that here.
Apart from that, you can let to whomever you wish, as long as you have the correct HMO licencing where required and in line with over-occupancy and space rules.
Thanks Sam, it’s not an hmo just a 1 bed flat & if I was to let it to a manager who put his staff in how would I know who was living there.
He hasn’t booked a viewing yet.
Hi Stuart, would this be a company let? i.e. would you be letting to the restaurant or to the chef personally?
I’m not sure & he hasn’t got back to me so I’m not going to worry about it.