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« on: November 25, 2019, 11:05:59 PM »

Hi guys 
Has anyone been accused of illegal eviction and harrasment from the council as hb tenant handed keys back 7 days after the 14 day possesion order . So did not apply for the warrant of possesion , council  stating that she was threatened and forced to hand over keys. Was left fuming from the call, struggled to keep my temper down. They wanted me to take her back, are they serious with this or just tactics they use
« Last Edit: November 25, 2019, 11:17:23 PM by Londonpatester »
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2019, 11:39:20 PM »

"Yes, I 'threatened' her by obtaining a court granted order for possession stating she needed to give up possession within 14 days. If you have a problem with that, feel free to sue the court for daring to grant such outrageous order."

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 10:38:59 AM »

Councils are all about making less work for themselves.They seem to be more and more involved in private sector lettings in the last few years,to the extent of acting as agents for problem tenants,finding accomodation and withholding information from landlords.Agree with KTC,they are trying it on-simply outrageous.
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 03:37:32 PM »

It doesn't matter what you're accused of, it only really matters what comes of it. If something does or has then I would be worried... if nothing then I would forget about it. If something has already gotten underway, and we're not just talking about the intimations / accusations made on the call, then there's possibly a case to answer, regardless of opinion, and it could be a very tricky, time-consuming and possibly costly experience. If it was just a semi-authoritative rap on the knuckles from some Council Droid who hates Landlords... don't sweat it. I mean, it seems they've asked that she is allowed to return... have you already answered that in the negative, or did you ask for time to think about it? Is it tactics? Who knows. Not enough background to the event, really. You don't want to be on the end of anything formal regarding illegal eviction, I'd say. What we do know - almost for sure - is that the Council will have advised the Tenant to stay put... whereas you clearly say she handed back the keys (after you hoped, but before the Council expected) and the question will be... why did the ex-Tenant do that? Was there coercion? Did you go around with your brother, while he's back from WWE Camp training, and politely ask her to go "right now"? What happened here? I think only you know that... but your original post probably has a few things missing, maybe?
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