Does the council have the right to check all of my property?

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14:53 PM, 10th September 2019
About 7 days ago

Does the council have the right to check all of my property?

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Does the council have the right to check all of my property?

I bought a property divided into 3 self-contained flats. I have a tenant in one, but she is not paying rent or energy since l bought it 8 weeks ago. I have decided to sell it as l don’t have any idea of how to produce so many papers and the stress that the Council is using with the power it has is just too much.

Please can any one tell me if the council have the right to check all the property or just the flat with the tenant?

They sent an email saying that they will check all the property even when l said the other 2 flats are not for letting. Do they have the right to check all the property?

How can l get a exemption licence as l will sale the property?

Thanks for your help.

Lilia



Comments

Bristol Landlord

0:24 AM, 12th September 2019
About 5 days ago

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 11/09/2019 - 11:56
Hello Rob, on a slightly different subject, as you’re in the Bristol area is there any particular managing agent you would recommend? I’m looking for a new one.

LILIA FOUNTAIN

10:23 AM, 12th September 2019
About 5 days ago

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 11/09/2019 - 11:56
thank you so much

Michael Barnes

16:29 PM, 12th September 2019
About 5 days ago

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 11/09/2019 - 11:56
you will need to serve a section 8 (assuming still in the fixed term). However, this will not be valid if you are foul of the Fit for Habitation Act or other legislation such as failure to serve relevant document prior to the tenancy start date.

I think you are confusing S8 and S21 notices.

If not, then please point me to the paragraphs of legislation that put such restrictions on S8 notices.

Rob Crawford

9:42 AM, 13th September 2019
About 4 days ago

Reply to the comment left by Bristol Landlord at 12/09/2019 - 00:24
Hi BL, I use lettingsupermarket.com but I do have a financial interest. I would need to know more about your expectations of an agent before further comment. Feel free to drop allwessex an emai (info@allwessex.co.uk).

Alison King

9:24 AM, 14th September 2019
About 3 days ago

What were you intending to do with the other flats? Were you intending to live there yourself? If so that may make a difference.

Bristol Landlord

14:38 PM, 14th September 2019
About 3 days ago

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 13/09/2019 - 09:42
Thank you Rob, I will be in touch with Allwessex.

Rob Crawford

15:13 PM, 15th September 2019
About 2 days ago

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 12/09/2019 - 16:29Yes thanks, my error!

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