Challenges of hosting from a previous user?

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Sorry to ask, not trying to earn millions... (Go on, Laugh... ) But have given up trying to find a lodger.. That won't cost me a £10,000 fine, what am I missing?

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Re: Challenges of hosting from a previous user?

in
England, United Kingdom
Level 10

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/9997...

 

@Lyndall5 Try the link above and/or research the rules on gov.uk.

 

You should also read the code of practice on discrimination if you are planning to instigate the checks required.

 

Are you renting long term? Holiday accommodation (seems to be defined as less than 3 months seems to not need these checks.

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Re: Challenges of hosting from a previous user?

in
England, United Kingdom
Level 10

@Lyndall5 why would you get  a £10,000 fine?

Re: Challenges of hosting from a previous user?

in
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 2

I have just started hosting, after using Air bnb on and off for a few years. An acquaintance let their annex to a gentleman contracted to work away from his UK home for a few months. After 6 weeks, he received notifiction from immigration and customs, that the guest was not legally in the UK and he got a £10,000 fine! I did not think this applied to temporary guests?

 

Does anyone on here know what the rules on this are in the UK Please?

 

Re: Challenges of hosting from a previous user?

in
England, United Kingdom
Level 10

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/9997...

 

@Lyndall5 Try the link above and/or research the rules on gov.uk.

 

You should also read the code of practice on discrimination if you are planning to instigate the checks required.

 

Are you renting long term? Holiday accommodation (seems to be defined as less than 3 months seems to not need these checks.

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Re: Challenges of hosting from a previous user?

in
Sayulita, Mexico
Level 10

@Lyndall5  Your post makes no sense to anyone but you. If you want some help here, you have to actually explain what you're talking about.

Re: Challenges of hosting from a previous user?

in
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 2

My apologies, I am new to this and kept running out of text on the question. Urgh! Please see above, Thanks, Lyn

Re: Challenges of hosting from a previous user?

in
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 10

Sounds like your friend had a standard let and didn't carry out checks to make sure they had the right to rent in the UK.

 

That doesn't apply to STRs

Re: Challenges of hosting from a previous user?

in
England, United Kingdom
Level 10

@Helen3  I think @Lyndall5 is looking for a lodger so, as this might be their only home, the right to rent checks could apply. Quite why her friend got fined is unclear if the person renting the annex had another home in the UK but perhaps the person lied.

Re: Challenges of hosting from a previous user?

in
Sayulita, Mexico
Level 10

@Mike-And-Jane0 @Lyndall5 

 

Maybe the guest had used the host's address on work forms, to open a bank account, on immigration forms, etc?

Re: Challenges of hosting from a previous user?

in
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 2

Thanks everyone for your help, am all over this now.. But my 1st guest has gone awry.. Not a great start, but am determined to make this work...:)

Re: Challenges of hosting from a previous user?

in
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 10

In what  way has your first guest gone 'awry' 

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