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    Unsocial behaviour & sect 8

    I have a tenant that I would like to evict on unsociable behaviour, this tenant has also consistently been 1 month late paying rent for the last 6 months. I notice that the section 8 can be used for both consitently late rent (even if less than 2 months) and also unsociable behiour.

    Can anyone see any probelm with this or has tried similar?

    Cheers ofr any feedback

    Very hard to prove ground 14 of section 8 unless you have lots of evidence from the likes of Police and Environmental Health and maybe courts.

    Also ground 11 is also discretionary so both grounds are a bit iffy, you would be better off issuing section 21. Longer route but its mandatory possession.
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      sadly I don't think you would have a chance of getting rid - feels wrong I know but that is how it is - as advised section 21 the only way
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          I actually served a section 21 in July, will it still be ok to use this with PCOL?


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