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Hi i am currently living in a shared flat and have been there for three years. I have been a 29 year old student with a maintainance allowance during term time my contract with the landlady is coming to an end on the 3rd of september and i am all paid up? i would like to continue my occupancy there however the landlady is saying she wont allow me to without a rent guarantor? My mum was my guanantor up to september but wont be agter the contract ends as it is a massive commitment to her? where do i stand? landlady is also saying that i will be held soley responsible for the full council tax for the flats even though she will be filling it up with students in september?   

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There is really no way to say it other than that: Get yourself a guarantor, or find another flat. 

If the landlady won’t accept you as a tenant without a guarantor, and I believe you’ve already gone through as much negotiation as possible, then that is that. 

Another option is to pre-pay for the first half of the contract, if you can, which could secure you the tenancy, if the landlady accepts. Most usually do. 

In regards to the council tax, if it’s an HMO council tax is paid by the landlord. fullstop. she can’t make you liable for this. 

Have a read at our content regarding guarantors and council tax:

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