Do I need to pay rent as a part-owner?
Question from Lin updated on 1st September 2006:
Our expert Jeff Montgomery responded:
This is not a residential rental situation unless you have established a tenancy agreement with the full-time residents of the property. From the information that you have provided, it appears that the occupants are in fact part-owners of the property. The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 does not apply to premises which are used as a place of residence by the landlord (usually the owner) or the landlord’s family.
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