As a Leaseholder, you are allowed to sublet your property, but you must first do the following:
- get the permission of your bank or building society if it is a condition on your mortgage
- inform us (Slough Borough Council) for insurance and security reasons
- give us a contact address for you or your agent in case of emergencies, problems caused by faults, or the behaviour of residents
- tell us who is living in your property – if it is a flat for example, we will not issue a key fob to anyone unless we have confirmation that they have your permission to be there.
- the conditions of your lease still apply – if your tenant breaks the lease we will take action against you and not your tenant
- you are still responsible for ground rent and service charges – if you do not pay we will take action against you and not your tenant
- you are responsible for your tenant – it is important your tenancy agreement includes the same rules and regulations that apply to you as a leaseholder
- you will also be responsible for the landlord’s duties under the Gas Safety (installation and use) regulations 1998. This means that, by law, you are responsible for making sure the gas appliances, pipe-work and flues are safe and well-maintained. You should arrange a yearly gas safety check to be carried out by a GasSafe registered engineer. You also need to make sure you give your tenant a copy of the yearly check record.