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    Tenant damage & anti social behaviour

    I have been made aware by the council that my tenant is regularly being cautioned for anti social behaviour and the neighbour has told me that they are now damaging the property within.
    Does anyone know the quickest way this tenant can be removed from the house to limit the damage and end the tenancy?

    Being there is not an option as I am 150 miles away. However, I am visiting the tenant this Friday for a house inspection.

    #2
    Others will advise on the detail, but an S21 is your backstop with other grounds in your Court Application used as appropriate for the situation which allow quicker eviction.

    http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/ground...possession.htm

    You'll need a careful selection of witness statements and copies of any public records etc.

    I'm not sure what the strength of "cautions" (which sort? verbal? police? official? from Housing bods?) is wrt to ending the Tenant's right to occupy.

    ML
    Refer Mad Regulators to Arkell vs Pressdram.

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      #3
      If you have suitable evidence, you could serve a section 8 notice under ground 14 and commence possession proceedings the day after it is served.

      This is a discretionary ground, and therefore the judge will have to decide if the disturbances are sufficient to warrant making someone homeless. However, by doing this, you will be showing to the council and (if applicable) law enforcement that you are doing whatever you can.

      Make the application to the courts via www.possessionclaim.gov.uk as it costs £100 - it is £175 if you do it on paper!

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        #4
        Note that you are not responsible for the T's behaviour, and neighbour disputes are between T and neighbour.

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          #5
          Quickest way? Bribe him to go. Take cash & tenancy surrender document for T to sign.

          However you could end up being accused of harassment & - even -- in court over the matter.

          Neighbor could be a malicious liar....
          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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            #6
            Originally posted by Snorkerz View Post
            If you have suitable evidence, you could serve a section 8 notice under ground 14 and commence possession proceedings the day after it is served.

            This is a discretionary ground, and therefore the judge will have to decide if the disturbances are sufficient to warrant making someone homeless. However, by doing this, you will be showing to the council and (if applicable) law enforcement that you are doing whatever you can.

            Make the application to the courts via www.possessionclaim.gov.uk as it costs £100 - it is £175 if you do it on paper!
            Yes- g14 is far and away the quickest way to proceed in the circumstances.
            Has T done anything else adverse? If rent is not paid up-to-date, include g8/10/11 (as appropriate) too.
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