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    Tenant eviction and selling house

    I have just joined this forum so apologies if this has already been answered. Can I evict a tenant because I want to sell the house?

    #2
    As long as they are not within the period on the tenancy agreement, then yes you can issue a Section 21.

    I would suggest speaking with the tenants as soon as possible to let them know of your intention. Giving them as much notice as you can will really be a boon to you.

    Have you considered selling the property with the tenants in situ?

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      #3
      I have considered that. However, the tenant is noisy and neighbours on both sides have complained. Environmental Health are involved with noise diaries. There is also talk of him being a drug dealer.

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        #4
        Even if s21 is valid (many are not..) if tenant declines to go & court & bailiffs needed like timescale 7-8 months.

        Does tenancy say anything about noise levels?

        Talk about drug dealing of interest: You & plod want things in writing...

        WRITE (keep copy) to env health about what you are doing to solve problem - council have powers to close letting so you can't rent to someone new for a bit...
        http://news.croydon.gov.uk/two-years...order-on-flat/
        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
          In that case, you should issue a Section 21 now while you can.

          However considering the type on tenant you have, you should now expect that you will not get your property back for several months, I would expect it would all be done and dusted by about May/June 2020 if you get started now.

          Ensure you have all your regulatory documents up to date and you may want to consider using a specialist to handle this as you would not want any mistakes to be made that could delay an eviction.

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            #6
            I am intrigued by these online companies who can evict your tenants 'within 7 days' etc. for a fee. Is that possible or are they a con?

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              #7
              Section 21 is an absolute minimum of two months. No way of getting around that. No online company will be able to do it faster no matter what they promise or cost.

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                #8
                Given that this issue is a frequent issue would anyone ever consider incentivising a tenant to depart? Rather than going through enforcement would others think it possible to make an offer to the incumbent to waive rent in order to agree to surrender or am I living in happy clappy land?

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                  #9
                  It was actually something I was going to suggest. Some swear by it, others think that you should never do it. But if you can put a Monkey in someone's Sky Rocket that will often encourage them to see things your way and expedite their exit.

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                    #10
                    Thanks for all your suggestions.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by kyoude View Post
                      I am intrigued by these online companies who can evict your tenants 'within 7 days' etc. for a fee. Is that possible or are they a con?
                      That is 7 days from the date in a court order, not 7 days from when you decide you want them gone (unless it is a dodgy outfit that sends the boys 'round).

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by kyoude View Post
                        Can I evict a tenant because I want to sell the house?
                        Not in England and Wales. Because Scotland has removed section 21, no fault, evictions, it is possible there.

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