Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?10:43 AM, 20th May 2019
About 4 weeks ago 124
I will try and keep this to the point; Tenant moved in Christmas Eve, signed the tenancy agreement as a rolling one month.
Not received rent for the last two months despite texting, phoning, writing several letters, but no response.
Visited the property last week, all curtains and blinds closed, garden overgrown and was met by a bailiff arriving, who was also wanting to speak to the tenant for unpaid debts. I spoke to neighbours and they have not seen the tenant for approx 6 weeks and they think he has gone to live with his girlfriend.
More texts, phone calls and several letters later, but still no response, I finally entered the property yesterday to discover the tenants belongings, amongst filth and dirt, the back yard was full of bin bags of rubbish and the mattress of the bed ( part furnished) which looked like none had been taken out since the tenancy agreement. There were lots of debt collector and bailiffs letters and we have also discovered that he has not paid any council tax, water rates or TV licence.
What I hope is that someone will be able to advise on what should be our next move. We are unable to trace the girlfriends address, but are extremely concerned with the situation and hope there is help out there?
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