Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere but I am new to this forum!
I am a landlord, and my tenant has signed a AST which states the tenant must not "sublet the property or any part of it". However, as times are a bit harder, the tenant has asked if she can sublet the spare room to someone, to share the rent. I have a good relationship with the tenant, and am happy for her to sublet the room.
My concern is that she and I, would be in breach of the AST as it stands if she sublets a room. Is is possible to amend the AST to say the LL gives permission for the tenant to sublet? If so, is there a specific legal document that will legally bind this agreement.
Then what happens? Once the tenant has found someone suitable ( that I am also happy with!) what contracts then need to be drawn up between the tenant / subletter/landlord?
I just want to ensure that if anything goes wrong ( ie the subletter / tenent trashes the flat - heaven forbid!) that I, as the LL am 100% legally covered.
Thanks in advance