If she simply just doesn't want to do the stamp duty for that reason (and is just too embarrassed or scared to come right out and tell me) the rent should be discounted, no? How much less do people pay PM with these types of arrangements? I just want it settled so I don't have to think about it anymore.
You're a tenant for 14 months (min) - 24 months. The mortgage rate issue is for the lifetime of the mortgage. Difficult for the owner to switch around just for you and get the lease stamped.
As others have noted - common for landlords to not stamp the lease. Particularly in the village houses.
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Last edited by Cornmeal; 14-09-2017 at 11:46 AM.