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    problem tenant can I visit as often as I like

    how often can you legally visit a tenant who is not paying rent for an 'inspection' or any other related things,
    Problem is tenant is in a lot of arears and refusing to move, I have started proceedings to have evicted, by a solicitor but was hoping there was some way I could make them sick so as to make them leave on their own accordance

    #2
    Anything that has the effect you desire would be harassment and a criminal offence.

    You can visit them as often as you would a normal tenant, which is typically no more than once a quarter, unless invited.

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      #3
      Agree with above, although you may want to annoy them and thus making them think of leaving..... it would be a criminal offence and one which could end in a bad way for you, let the solicitor do his/her thing and wait to get the place back.

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        #4
        Always be polite, calm, smiling, helpful.

        Better -much - legally and it will likely really worry and upset your esteemed tenants
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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          #5
          Originally posted by vickyjwild View Post
          but was hoping there was some way I could make them sick so as to make them leave on their own accordance
          That's pretty much the exactly..

          "(3)If any person with intent to cause the residential occupier of any premises—
          (a)to give up the occupation of the premises or any part thereof; or
          (b)to refrain from exercising any right or pursuing any remedy in respect of the premises or part thereof;
          does acts calculated to interfere with the peace or comfort of the residential occupier or members of his household, or persistently withdraws or withholds services reasonably required for the occupation of the premises as a residence, he shall be guilty of an offence.


          (3A)Subject to subsection (3B) below, the landlord of a residential occupier or an agent of the landlord shall be guilty of an offence if—
          (a)he does acts likely to interfere with the peace or comfort of the residential occupier or members of his household, or
          (b)he persistently withdraws or withholds services reasonably required for the occupation of the premises in question as a residence,
          and (in either case) he knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, that that conduct is likely to cause the residential occupier to give up the occupation of the whole or part of the premises or to refrain from exercising any right or pursuing any remedy in respect of the whole or part of the premises."

          Protection from Eviction Act 1977 s(1)


          When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
          Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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