Sub-letting legislation on the cards…how this affects you…
Tucked away in the recent Budget of 2015 are government plans that outline its intention
to legislate on preventing the use of clauses in private fixed-term residential tenancy
agreements that expressly rule out sub-letting or otherwise sharing space on a short-term
basis. The government also will consider extending this to statutory periodic tenancies.
This means that landlords always have to consider tenants’ requests reasonably and
opens the door to all sorts of potential complications for landlords and letting