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Included in the package of measures was confirmation that the government:
Traditionally, ASTs are designed to be short-term lettings and so usually contain an absolute prohibition on sub-letting. The exact form of any mandatory measures is unclear, but it would certainly appear from the language used that the government intends to legislate so that tenants must be permitted to sub-let.
If the measures come to fruition, it will be interesting to see what impact this will have on the private residential lettings market where landlords are no doubt feeling the squeeze from a number of recent measures (implemented or proposed) including:
Comment by Joanna Bhatia.
Joanna is a commercial property specialist. Prior to joining the LexisPSL Property team, she was a transactional lawyer. She qualified in 1995 at Shoosmiths and subsequently worked at Nabarro, Charles Russell, Bircham Dyson Bell and Pemberton Greenish. She has wide-ranging experience of all non-contentious property transactions, with a particular emphasis on landlord and tenant work.
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