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« on: March 21, 2021, 10:35:12 AM »

I recently legally evicted a tennant who is now claiming to be homeless. The local counci have contacted me asking for the property EPC and tenant agrrement etc. They even also want proof that the property is now sold. I gave the tenant the appropriate documents at the start of the tenancy but he has lost them. Am i legally bound to comply with the council demands and do i have to supply them with this documentation.
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 01:56:10 PM »

What do you mean by you "legally evicted a tennant"? How, what did you do?
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 05:46:40 PM »

Hi KTC. When i say legally i  mean i followed the correct procedure by issuing a section 21 and giving 6mths notice etc.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 10:10:18 PM »

And what happened that? Did the tenant voluntarily leave, telling you when the date was going to be, and you agreed? Did the tenant serve you a notice to quit, and left by their notice end date, whether that was before or after the date on your s21 notice? Did you go to court and obtain an order for possession, and then had that order executed by a county court bailiff or High Court enforcement officer? Or did you bought along a couple of heavies and paid the tenant a visit on or after the date on your s21 and asked "nicely" why they were still there and could be please kindly pack up their stuff?

Do you have a valid EPC? You'll probably need to produce that in any case.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2021, 11:35:38 PM »

Why would the Council be interested in a historic tenancy?
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2021, 08:48:31 AM »

Feels to me like this might not be "after", as per the title of this thread, but rather "in the middle of"... and the Council is attempting to thwart or delay the process..? This is to be expected. If you have done everything right then you have nothing to worry about... supply the items they want. If, on the other hand, you are finding out you may not have done everything right... well, that could be troublesome. Of course, my reading of this could be wrong. I say that because everything you say makes me infer the eviction (and even the sale) is a done-and-dusted deal, the Tenant isn't there, but somewhere else entirely... therefore, why the Council would have a remote interest is kinda beyond me.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2021, 10:45:25 AM »

Assuming everything was done in a fair and civilised way... on both sides. The tenants are now claiming homeless and the council are asking for evidence of sale, epc and tenant agrreement etc. Am i obliged to pass these on?... i feel the council are looking for excuses to not re house these people?...
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2021, 05:17:54 PM »

What? Are they still in your house, or not? You're talking in the past tense... but then saying the Council doesn't want to re-home them... where are they right now?
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2021, 06:40:41 PM »

Whether historic or ongoing, I have no idea why a council would be interested in "evidence of sale" if landlord served s21. The only scenario I can think of is if they had given an improvement notice thus invalidating past and future s21 notices for 6 months, as genuine sale is an exemption there.
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