I have let a property under an AST, is there a valid agreement in place?
I have an issue to sort out with a tenancy I have granted. I have let a property under an AST, using a standard agreement, but I have since learnt that this is not appropriate as I am categorised as a 'resident' landlord. The rented flat is a self-contained flat in a converted house where I also live in my own flat and own the freehold of the entire property. Although all the four flats in the house have their own external entrances we do share a communal garden and live literally on top of each other. Having attended a webinar where I learnt that this should be a non-Housing Act tenancy and following subsequent inquiry I am told that although I granted an AST it cannot be an AST in this circumstance. I am left wondering what is the status of the agreement, whether there is in fact a valid agreement in place at all and what I should do about this to put matters in order. The current six-month tenancy is due to end in mid-December.
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