I have had to do this before and will need to do it again in the near future.
I have a property where the lead tenant is staying, but one of the named tenants is leaving.
This doesn’t affect the RGI (because the RGI is for the rent, not specific people - so I was told).
What I had to do last time was end the tenancy, re-advertise on OpenRent and get the new people to sign up. Doesn’t seem so bad, does it? £49 for OpenRent to do the hard work and no need for re-referencing the old tenants, just the £20 for the new one.
HOWEVER. I also have to refund the deposit and take the EXACT SAME AMOUNT as a deposit for this “new” AST. And I paid OpenRent as if it were a new tenancy (because, in the eyes of the law, it is!) so they sorted out all the wasteful paper-chasing of “how to rent” and deposit protection (yeuk).
My next one is just one person leaving. Yet I have to go through the same rigmarole for a simple removal of a name from an agreement.
Since this is likely to have happened for many other people, is OpenRent likely to give us an option to do a “change of AST” and save the actual advertising application?
I am happy to pay something for the re-creation of the AST (as I already did).