Providing a reference for the tenant you are looking to evict

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  • dominco
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    Originally posted by section20z View Post

    then they will just become a burden on the local authority and taxpayer.

    For a reference i would stick to "i couldn't recommend mr x more highly !"
    hahahahahahaha

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  • Hudson01
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    Originally posted by Section20z View Post

    Then they will just become a burden on the local authority and taxpayer.
    Agree with that, i work with a number of housing associations and i can assure you that the '' cupboard is empty '', if they did end up at the mercy of the LA then it's emergency accommodation all the way !!! They have only one chance of getting a house or similar, and that is with some kind of vulnerability or their behalf or a family member, and by that i do not mean '' stress '' or a '' bad back '', genuine and real - disabled children with specific needs etc.

    So yes they can fall on the charity of the state, but it is somewhere i would not wish to be in 2021.

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  • boletus
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    Originally posted by hybrice View Post
    Also, issue s8 with 5 days notice? That can't be right?
    Ground 14, no minimum notice period.

    In the real world, it's nigh on impossible to evict for anti social behaviour and section 21 is the only realistic option.

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  • Perce
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    My tenant did not ask me after the eviction for a reference. He knows I would not give it to him. He can ask his previous landlord who went out of his way to give him a very long glowing reference.

    I wonder if I should contact the previous landlord and tell him what happened or best to forget this saga. I am selling now. The end.

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  • Section20z
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    Originally posted by Hudson01 View Post

    The chickens will come home to roost for some errant tenants with the lack of supply and far more attention by future LL's on whom they are about to take on....... this will not be very pretty in the future for some.
    Then they will just become a burden on the local authority and taxpayer.

    For a reference I would stick to "I couldn't recommend Mr X more highly !"

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  • hybrice
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    Been in this situation, it's tough and morally not comfortable. But you have to look out for yourself, no-one else will...

    Also, issue s8 with 5 days notice? That can't be right?

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  • mokka
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    Originally posted by dominco View Post
    I certainly feel a moral obligation to not stuff another LL. That said the tenant has been fine for 364 days. He just decided to set my property on fire, and get arrested for possession of drugs on the other day.
    What!!

    what’s wrong with people.

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  • Hudson01
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    Originally posted by OS7 View Post
    One of the questions the prospective landlord asked was would i let my house to this tenant again? I had to answer this honestly - and i said " NO" .
    The chickens will come home to roost for some errant tenants with the lack of supply and far more attention by future LL's on whom they are about to take on....... this will not be very pretty in the future for some.

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  • OS7
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    I was in this situation a few weeks ago, when i had to evict Ts from my property. Another prospective landlord rang me himself to ask for reference. I just gave a honest review verbally and wouldn't put anything down in writing.

    One of the questions the prospective landlord asked was would i let my house to this tenant again? I had to answer this honestly - and i said " NO" .

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  • dominco
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    Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
    No reference or a full, honest one. Please evict s8 rather than s21.
    Yes I am about to issue S8 with notice to leave in 5 days, although I will gamble on him leaving when he says he will on 13 Sep and not incur cost of application to court until I have to. He rang me yesterday begging me to let him stay, was willing to renew for a silly high rent and all upfront. I thought about it for 2 secs and I can certainly do with the cash but said no.

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  • theartfullodger
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    No reference or a full, honest one. Please evict s8 rather than s21.

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  • Hudson01
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    Originally posted by dominco View Post
    He just decided to set my property on fire, and get arrested for possession of drugs on the other day.
    You owe him zero.

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  • dominco
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    I certainly feel a moral obligation to not stuff another LL. That said the tenant has been fine for 364 days. He just decided to set my property on fire, and get arrested for possession of drugs on the other day.

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  • jpucng62
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    Please don't give a reference that might lead another LL to take on a bad tenant.

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  • Hudson01
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    immoral.... yes, the legal side of anything would be impossible to prove.

    But why do you need too, you give the reference when he or she goes, if on a S21 they go anyway (reference or not). I certainly would not give a glowing reference to someone who i was evicting, not a chance.

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