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Subletting your leasehold property

View the FAQ’s below if you are considering subletting your leasehold property

This is when you let out your property to someone else, this means that you become a landlord and are responsible for the acts of your tenants.

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The payment of service charges and ground rent are still your responsibility. You will need to give Thanet District Council your up to date contact details for you, your tenant and any Management Company in case of emergencies or problems caused by defects within your property and so we can consult with you on any issues such as service charges.

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You may need to obtain consent from your bank or building society. Lodgers and sub-tenants do not have the same rights as you. So if your property is repossessed, they could be evicted.

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Yes. You must service the gas supply and appliances in the property annually, and provide your tenant with a copy of the safety check certificate.

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You must supply copies of documents, including tenancy agreement, lease and gas and electric safety certificates as requested. You may be required to pay a reasonable fee to the council before registering each sub-lease.

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You must ensure that your tenant does not breach the conditions of the lease. We will take legal action against you as the Lessee if conditions are broken. If the issues are not resolved we may apply for Forfeiture of your lease and reclaim the lease. You would then lose your property.

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Yes if you are a leaseholder of Thanet District Council. For 2019-20 the fee is £128 for each time a sub tenant is registered.

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