SMF - Just Installed!
Started by sugarlips33, October 19, 2023, 09:43:46 PM
Quote from: jpkeates on October 20, 2023, 08:54:14 AMIf there was no gas safety inspection performed before the tenancy began, using a section 21 is likely to be impossible. It's not a question of starting again, at the moment, the view is that there's no way to correct that issue.The issue might be affected by how you came to select the unregistered engineer. Did they say they were qualified and they misled you, or did you just get someone to do it on the cheap?
Quote from: sugarlips33 on October 20, 2023, 09:33:22 AMThe issue I've got is I stupidly didn't do another gas check for 2.5 years.
Quote from: HandyMan on October 20, 2023, 01:20:21 PMQuote from: sugarlips33 on October 20, 2023, 09:33:22 AMThe issue I've got is I stupidly didn't do another gas check for 2.5 years.On a tangent to the main issue... did you take a deposit from the tenant?If so, did you protect it in one of the 3 tenancy deposit protection schemes and, within 30 days of receipt, did you give the tenant the Prescribed Information?
Quote from: sugarlips33 on October 20, 2023, 01:27:24 PMYes I did
Quote from: jpkeates on October 20, 2023, 09:39:04 AMI think between you and your friend you have ended any chance of being able to use a section 21 to remove this tenant (and I suspect that the tenant knows this).So you need to explore the section 8 route (hopefully the tenant has given you some grounds.)Alternatively you could explore paying the tenant to leave or raising the rent repeatedly (probably once a year is the maximum possible frequency, given the power of the tenant).Or live with the tenant in place going forward, until they choose to leave.
Quote from: jpkeates on November 11, 2023, 10:38:18 AMIf you need the property back for some reason, I'd consider paying the tenant a large sum of money to move out.Otherwise, accept the situation and consider putting the rent up?