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

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    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?


    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.


      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.


        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'


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


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


              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...


                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.


                  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............


                    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,


                      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?


                        Originally posted by HankUK View Post
                        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).


                          jpkeates - thank you for your perspective on this. Noted your subtext/signature detail but I do appreciate your comments.


                          Latest Activity


                          • Reply to Is time more important than money?
                            by Lawcruncher
                            I am not suggesting it is the landlord's fault. I am just saying that, in some cases, if a tenant feels secure he is more likely to take care of a place....
                            27-01-2022, 23:02 PM
                          • Is time more important than money?
                            by jpucng62
                            Just had tenants move out of a property after 2 years. Always paid on time, perfectly pleasant young family who have now bought their own home BUT:

                            House was grimy - looks like they didn't clean properly in 2 years rather than anything overtly unpleasant
                            Garden was left in a mess...
                            27-01-2022, 17:20 PM
                          • Reply to Tenant not paying and letting agent mismanaged
                            by MdeB
                            That is because you have to do things properly for S21 to be valid.

                            Do everything properly and the S21 is valid.
                            Get one thing wrong and it is invalid. There are many things to get right....
                            27-01-2022, 22:54 PM
                          • Tenant not paying and letting agent mismanaged
                            by Beeble
                            We rented a flat out with the local branch of a national estate agent. They were charging a very low fee (that should’ve had my alarm bells ringing) and had a tenant immediately available. This was Dec2020/Jan2021 and the tenancy paperwork they sent to me was minimal.

                            Tenant moved in...
                            25-01-2022, 15:37 PM
                          • Reply to Deducting Cleaning Costs from Deposit
                            by Lawcruncher
                            The requirement comes from the tenancy terms. There are various reasons why a contract term may be void or unenforceable. They include: illegal; impossible; contrary to public policy; statute forbids them to be imposed; unfair. A requirement to keep a dwelling clean and leave it it clean is none of...
                            27-01-2022, 22:20 PM
                          • Deducting Cleaning Costs from Deposit
                            by Piffy
                            I use a Letting Agent. Recently the tenants vacated, prior to the tenants leaving when the letting agent did an inspection they advised the tenants that the property would need cleaning before they vacated. The tenants have now left, the place does need a good clean, the Letting Agents have said that...
                            27-01-2022, 11:30 AM
                          • Reply to Inherited a few rentals
                            by AndrewDod
                            Almost everything is telling you to sell them - far away, no experience, higher rate taxpayer, current environment
                            27-01-2022, 22:04 PM
                          • Inherited a few rentals
                            by Landlord7289
                            Hoping for some advice on this situation from people who may have been through similar...

                            I am inheriting 4 rental properties from my late father. Are there any tips or ideas people would share about this situation?

                            My situation is I am early 30s in full time employment, live...
                            25-01-2022, 15:02 PM
                          • Reply to Deducting Cleaning Costs from Deposit
                            by DoricPixie

                            Why does a tenant need to leave the property in a reasonable state of cleanliness if the property wasn't in a reasonable state of cleanliness at the start of the tenancy? Where does the requirement come from? The deposit protection schemes don't appear to take that approach...
                            27-01-2022, 21:11 PM
                          • Reply to Tenant has moved partner in.
                            by Hudson01
                            Totally agree, the classic - still the best. They sound like a nightmare and i would be looking to get rid as soon as i could whilst we still have S21, removing kitchen cupboards !!! In a 2 bed flat...... why the hell would you remove part of a fitted kitchen, what are you going to do with the space....
                            27-01-2022, 20:41 PM