Anti-Social Behaviour in Private Rented House. Advice please.

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    Anti-Social Behaviour in Private Rented House. Advice please.

    Apart from perhaps a moral duty, where do people stand on the landlord responsible for keeping some kind of order in private rental accomodation in England?

    If neighbours have already complained direct to tenants and are now coming to landlord, whats the best course of action and has anyone experienced the process?

    Thanks


    #2
    It can be a minefield to get involved in a neighbour dispute, now if one of those neighbours happens to be your tenant then that is double trouble. I would stay out of it, it is their home (as we are always being told as landlords) well that has positives and negatives, so any disputes have to be settled in the same way as home owning individuals would settle them. All of this is of course if the tenant is not running a cannablis farm or similar from the house, if it's a standard issue whereby a neighbour does not like how the tenant parks his car or makes a little too much noise then stay out of it.

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      #3
      Thanks, its a family area and the tenants appear to be involved in drugs (but not growing them) with anti social noise. Be interesting to hear if a word direct from the landlord has helped anyone in the past.

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        #4
        In which case I think you should probably evict them. That is really your only option as you have no authority over them or their actions which would allow you to 'keep order'

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          #5
          I was thinking a warning but best course of action could be to evict.

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            #6
            I'd point the neighbours in the direction of the Environment Protection at your local council. They can supply a noise monitor.

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              #7
              Then ultimately council can close down flat and you can't rent it out. Expensive, painful.

              Eviction. No reference or full honest one. Nobody wants these people as neighours IF accusations are true.
              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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                #8
                I suspect it's people constantly coming & going to buy drugs.

                Evict, or you'll get the place broken into.
                To save them chiming in, JPKeates, Theartfullodger, Boletus, Mindthegap, Macromia, Holy Cow & Ted.E.Bear think the opposite of me on almost every subject.

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                  #9
                  Defininitely evict. Drug dealing will invalidate your insurance and if the police turn up they will batter in the door leaving you a nice bill.



                  Freedom at the point of zero............

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by burly View Post
                    I was thinking a warning but best course of action could be to evict.
                    If they are involved in drugs and doing all manner of nasty ASB stuff then a stern warning will give them a large belly laugh i am afraid, get rid asap,

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                      #11
                      I’m experiencing the similar issues.

                      My own ex-neighbour is contacting me about a tenant in my now rented property. 4 months into a first 6 month lease and they say the guy works on cars in the back yard area all day. I imagine it is a noise concern.

                      I don’t live nearby, and I have an agent manage the place so I have them going in to inspect next week. The tenant is a lady only... so I think the guy should be listed on the agreement if he is living there permanently. (Right?)

                      I was going to say the neighbour should complain to the council about noise but I am concerned if I say that that the council will come back to me rather than dealing directly with the man living at my property... thoughts?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by HankUK View Post
                        thoughts?
                        Unless there's some bylaws being broken, someone should be free to work in their own garden.
                        On the other hand, you can't run a business (which is what that sounds like) from a residential property.
                        And the council may have a view on that (but that would be an issue for the tenant not you).

                        If the tenant makes their living repairing cars your landlord's insurance is probably invalid and I'd imagine it breaches your tenancy agreement.

                        Whether or not someone living there has to be on the tenancy agreement depends on what the tenancy agreement says.
                        You might find that any BTL mortgage or, again, your landlord's insurance requires it.
                        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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                          #13
                          jpkeates - thank you for your perspective on this. Noted your subtext/signature detail but I do appreciate your comments.

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