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« on: October 05, 2020, 07:06:39 PM »

Have had a tenant with an agreement for 12 months. It is due to end 5th Oct served notice of 2 months  10th August under section 21 that we were not going to renew. I have been informed that the tenant will not move out. I was just hoping they would go. They have moved another person in, drugs are being smoked on the premises. The local authority has informed them I cannot get poccession and they will stay. quite confused as to what I can do. Should I get solicitors involved ?
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 07:40:08 PM »

You have not been following the changes to the law regarding tenant evictions ? Due to Covid,they do not have to leave until end March,and even then they may not go without legal action. Are they up to date with the rent,are the drugs purely for their own use or are they dealing from there? If so,the police may be interested,but I doubt it.I can't see any point in getting a solicitor to  act at this stage.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 10:41:22 PM »

I don't know how HEAVYKARMA worked out March. In any case, notice not valid as too short, serve a new one. 6 months minimum notice.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2020, 10:37:06 AM »

Sorry, getting mixed up with the date when the temporary changes end. Hope Hippogriff won't tell me off.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2020, 10:52:49 AM »

Thank you for your comments, salutary lesson learnt.
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2020, 06:01:57 PM »

Sorry, getting mixed up with the date when the temporary changes end.

I wonder how temporary they'll turn out to be, given all the noise in the past year about abolishing Section 21 altogether. The Government may just use this as evidence that a six-month notice period is workable.
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2020, 10:17:33 AM »

Yes,I have wondered if this could be a way of doing it by stealth.I cannot see how any of this will end up giving security to the majority of decent tenants.The lousy ones will do well of course,as will the slum landlords. 
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