So basically I’ve been living with my partner a month after I rented this studio flat. I didn’t bother changing the contract at that time (Aug 2018) but now my tenancy is coming to an end soon and I can either let it roll over or create a new one (where I can add my partner to).
I’ve contacted the landlord and he said the only way to add my partner on the tenancy agreement is to close this contract first, then he will repost the property on OpenRent so I will have to rent it again and pay for the reference checks again (basically same process as I would be a new tenant).
However this seems a bit ridiculous to me. I don’t see the point of doing all that as this tenancy agreement was already covered for up to two people and I will continue to be the Lead Tenant. So basically nothing changes at my end, just need to add my partner’s name on it.
Does anyone know a legal and easy option of doing this? I would much appreciate any suggestions.