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« on: April 30, 2022, 03:48:55 PM »

Hi guys
I find myself in a terrible situation mostly of my own doing
I have rented a property to friends for the past 12 yrs with no real rules in place
I now need to sell the property and have nicely asked them to leave, given them 6 months which has now resulted in them reporting me to the council making up stories and the council accusing me of running an unlicensed HMO.   I donít need a licence but fully accept there were other things I should have done in the property I have an improvement notice which seems ridiculous if I am selling the property
Also tenants have stopped paying me rent
I have been invited for a PACE interview and urgently need to respond to the notice to improve letter but I canít seem to find a suitable lawyer with specialist knowledge
I live in West Sussex if anyone has any  recommendations 
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2022, 04:43:33 PM »

What is a PACE interview? You can't do anything to get tenants out until you fulfill the requirements of the improvement notice. If you are honest with yourself,do you feel these things should have been done long ago ? You have been paid rent up until now,so I would set about getting the work done.You will find it much easier to sell at a decent price if you get the house into shape.Regarding a solicitor,I would have thought that most legal practices would have at least one person able to handle such a case.If you have some additional complications that you don't mention,I would contact the law society and they should be able to give you some names locally.   
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2022, 04:59:27 PM »

What is a PACE interview?

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, i.e. interview under caution, i.e. (2) you do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not mention something which you later rely in court, anything you do say may be given in evidence.

OP need a suitably qualified solicitor, not an internet forum.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2022, 06:57:50 PM »

Thank you
Yes I agree improvements do need to be done and we fully intend to do them
Tenants haven’t always paid rent sometimes before not for months as I said totally nieve
KTC thank you for your comment, that was my request whether anyone had any recommendations
We have a friend who is a legal representative who has advised us we need a specialist lawyer and not just a general solicitor
I was reaching out for any recommendations
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2022, 08:49:01 PM »

I wouldn't make specific recommendations anyway, but others may. However, it's hard for people to make recommendations when you haven't clarify who are wanting to interview you, and about what.
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2022, 08:20:52 AM »

Hi thank you for your responses
I was looking for a recommendation for a Lawyer if anyone else had used a specific company
The PACE interview is we have been  accused of running an unlicensed HMO.
we havenít and donít need a license but one of the tenants has told the council we had 5 people in the property.
They searched the property and found we only had 4 but as I said one of the tenants who my partner has known since he was a child over 40 yrs  just seems to have it in for him now.   
The councils notice of improvement still accuses us of having 5
This is one of the reasons we need a lawyer
Itís an extremely unpleasant situation and the property is next door and joined to ours
It is making my partner unwell  and I am trying to help him

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