SW9 are reminding leasehold residents that it is a breach of their agreement to let their properties through Airbnb and other similar schemes.
To let your property in this way could result in Network Homes taking legal action against you and you could even lose your property.
This is for the following reasons:
- Use of your property for temporary lettings such as Airbnb is a breach of your lease as it amounts to subletting.
- You do not have Network Homes consent to sublet the property.
- Use of such companies means you are using your flat for a commercial use instead of residential, which is a breach of lease.
- You are in breach of the clause in the lease requiring planning permission for use of temporary lettings.
- You would be in breach of the Health and Safety Regulations such as ‘fire safety.’
- Your property insurance could become invalidated.
- You would be in breach of your mortgage conditions.
- Causing noise nuisance by having loud parties and disturbing your neighbours is also a breach of your lease (this has been reported following some commercial lets).
A letter explaining this has been written to all leaseholders by SW9’s Leasehold Property Manager, Carolyn Reece.