I would like to check on one scenario.
We've rented out a flat that we own (and we have a residential mortgage on) through an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, via an agent.
Now as our situation has changed, we need to move back into our flat. We have served the current tenant with the statutory 2 months notice.
Now, because of urgency - we are thinking of negotiating with the current tenant to take-us as Guest / lodger (will pay them weekly) until their tenancy ends.
Also at the end of their tenancy, we would give them the option to stay for some more time as our lodger (if they want to).
If the tenant agrees to this arrangement, is it permitted? What issues could arise?