Good behaviour contract

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    Good behaviour contract

    We want to tighten up our contracts for our HMOs. Especially with regard to Good behaviour or what is anti social behaviour !!

    We recently had 1 tenant who lost their job and then became abusive to the other tenants, indeed 2 really good tenants got fed up and moved out as the process to remove the anti social tenant took so long s21.

    The tenant we evicted said their behaviour was not anti social - and challenged us to prove it !!. (But at least we did have s21
    Does anyone have a template of Anti Social behaviour to put in the contract?

    Thanks P

    How are you going to enforce it?


      Only way to enforce is section 8 ground 12, discretionary.

      Doubt any judge would evict for just that

      But like expecting a deranged treasonous (he lied to the Queen..) prime minister to behave.
      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 think most tenancy agreements have something which covers anti-social behaviour., e.g.

        "Not to use the Property or any part of it for any activity which is dangerous offensive noxious noisome illegal or immoral or which is or may become a nuisance or annoyance to the Landlord or to the owner or occupier of any nearby property"

        You could add an additional clause such as: "Not to do in the Property or in or near the building of which the Property forms part anything which amounts to anti-social behaviour or conduct causing or likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person".

        Of course, putting that in is not going to stop anyone bent on it from engaging in anti-social behaviour


          The proposals to tackle anti-social behaviour in the renters reform white paper are wholly inadequate given the removal of s21 and I do fear that if a bill now goes ahead that we will see many more communities blighted by ASB as landlords won't be able to provide enough evidence to convince a court.


            Do what I do, maybe?

            I have one person who is the tenant, and they are allowed to fill the other rooms with lodgers. Thus one person is in control of collecting & paying me rent, paying the bills, controlling the heating, finding replacement lodgers, and keeping an eye on the their behaviour.

            If the 'tenant' moves out, one of the existing lodgers takes over as tenant. This has been working fine for 22 years so far.
            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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