Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted13:57 PM, 4th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago 35
I am having problems with anti-social tenants at the moment – not in my rented flat, but the one above.
About 9 months ago the flat above was rented out and it soon became clear that the tenants liked to drink and subsequently have full blown marital disputes with foul language. My tenant at that time decided that he could no longer bare to live there and handed in his notice.
I was lucky to get another lovely tenant straight away, but sadly four months into the tenancy, she telephoned me last night in a complete panic as she was terrified at the noise going on above her and the abusive language. She told me she would be leaving as soon as her tenancy ended as she was too frightened to live there.
I telephoned the police and met them at the property and was told that they were often called to the property. There are 20 flats and we use a management company. I have telephoned them today, but they say they cannot do anything apart from pass the concerns on to the owner. It would appear the owner of the flat has let the property to a company called “Mears” who are a social housing company and who in turn have let to a ‘problem’ couple.
Any solutions as to what I can do as I really cannot afford to keep losing tenants.
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