Typically we can only assist with shared accommodation if an employee wishes to share with another employee of the same company. Unfortunately, we cannot help with rooms in other privately shared accommodations as we can’t always conduct the necessary checks into the licenses or lease terms. This may mean we can’t ensure that finances, rights, safety are fully protected.
If you wish for us to search for a shared property please inform us during the initiation so we can ensure we are searching for the right properties straight away. Should an employee decide to share further into a search the delays may mean we cannot guarantee finding a new home as quickly and this is important if you have a fixed exit date from temporary accommodation.
Before choosing to share a property employees should consider the following points carefully:
- They will need to agree on what happens if someone moves out. How will they cover the rent and what happens to their share of the deposit?
- They will need to consider what happens if someone doesn't pay their rent or share of utility bills.
- They will need to agree who is responsible for the cost of damage if this is caused by one person.
- Shared properties for 3 or more unrelated people may require a Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) license, this may limit the properties available.