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Letting your home
Letting the property
Your lease says that you should tell us if you want to sublet your property. You can pick up a subletting notification form from our home ownership team or fill it in below. On the form, you will need to give us details of your tenant as well as your new address if you no longer plan to live in the property.
The deed of covenant
If you have a Tower Hamlets lease and want to sublet your property for more than 12 months (or, if you have a Greater London Council (GLC) lease, for any period of time), you must draw up a deed of covenant.
A deed of covenant is an agreement between you, your tenant and us that you will keep to the terms of the lease while your tenant is living in the property. Another person must witness you signing this deed. Once you have drawn up this agreement, you should give it to our home ownership team and keep a copy for your records.
Please remember that the terms of your lease still apply to you as the leaseholder while you are not living in the property. If someone breaks the conditions of the lease, we will take action against you, not the tenant.
You continue to be responsible for paying service charges and ground rent, so you must tell our home ownership team which address you want us to send invoices to.
We will take legal action against you (not the tenant) if payments are not made. You are responsible for your tenant and we will contact you or your managing agents if they cause any problems.
Some of our most serious antisocial behaviour problems come from tenants whose landlords do not live nearby, so it is vital that you tell us where you are so we can contact you if necessary.
you sublet your property
If you have a mortgage you will need to get your bank� or building society� permission to sublet your property, as it may be a condition of the mortgage that you live in the property.
You must tell our insurance section that you are subletting your property. This is to make sure that any insurance claim you make is covered.
You should get advice from the company that provides your home contents insurance. If you don�, you may find that any claim you make may not be valid.
You must tell our insurance section if the property is going to be left empty for any length of time, as you will not be able to make a claim in these circumstances.
Subletting registration form
If you want to sub let your home, you need to tell us and give us some details. Please fill in this form and send it to us by post or email.Download (29.18 Kb)