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    #31
    Originally posted by mmmartin View Post

    Scum tenants? Perhaps you are in the wrong job.
    To be fair to this comment i have been in a landlords property after a tenant was arrested (other issues), and he had trashed it to the degree that the kitchen and bathroom had been destroyed (about to be evicted), the carpets were covered in faeces\urine, huge arrears of course, lots of previous ASB, and to top it off a previous/old grow in the loft (the cleanest part of the house). The landlord was crying in front of me, so yes i would say some tenants are exactly as described, it's just by good luck or gut feelings/good checks that we all do not have this problem.

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      #32
      There are clearly people who are scum.

      Some of those people will be tenants.
      Some will be landlords.
      Some will be policemen.
      Etc.

      There are fewer landlords than tenants, so with an equal distribution of scummy people, there will be more scummy tenants than scummy landlords.
      There is nothing I can see that makes it more likely that a tenant will be scummy, or that a scummy person would tend to be a tenant.

      A landlord who encounters a scummy tenant is unlucky, in the same way as a motorist whose car is hit by an uninsured motorist or someone whose house is broken into is unlucky.

      Landlords believing that all tenants are scum tends to create a self-fulfilling cycle.
      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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        #33
        Originally posted by jpkeates View Post

        A landlord who encounters a scummy tenant is unlucky.
        The more checking, questioning, digging, unfairly rejecting, non-break-giving, selective, I become,

        The less unlucky scummy tenant encounters I get!

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          #34
          I've wanted out of the game for nearly a year , finally serving s21 in November , now this and potentially a year with no rent. Can't believe how one sided this business is.

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            #35
            Originally posted by boletus View Post

            The more checking, questioning, digging, unfairly rejecting, non-break-giving, selective, I become,

            The less unlucky scummy tenant encounters I get!
            Ditto.....

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              #36
              Originally posted by boletus View Post
              Really can't understand the rationale for staying the section 8 anti social behaviour grounds.
              I'm thinking now more about social landlords and the poor sods in those communities suffering from ASB right now.
              I hope the cheerleaders of this kind of thing have to live next door to it one day.
              We are in this situation. We are the freeholders and live on site and one of the flats has been let to absolute scum. The landlord claims they are issuing s21 but their letting agents are filling their head full of nonsense saying the new law says we cannot issue s21 if it will cause the tenant distress and as she is a student that the new law protects any eviction of students.

              We are now taking legal action against the long leaseholder for them breaching the terms of the long lease, obviously this will take months but we have no option as this one tenant is causing everyone else hell. Anti social behaviour day and night and the police, council, landlord do nothing.

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                #37
                Originally posted by divadee View Post

                We are in this situation.
                Really sorry to hear that. The legal system is pathetically inadequate for landlords with ASB tenants.

                In the spirit of suggesting just something or anything;

                A very nasty rottweiler local solicitor, court injunction, a private security firm.

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by boletus View Post

                  Really sorry to hear that. The legal system is pathetically inadequate for landlords with ASB tenants.

                  In the spirit of suggesting just something or anything;

                  A nasty rottweiler local solicitor, injunction, a private security firm.
                  Just realised there wasn't a comma between rottweiler & local.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by JK0 View Post

                    Just realised there wasn't a comma between rottweiler & local.
                    Fair point;
                    Apologies to any Rottweilers Reading!

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