Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago 36
Hi, I have a tenant who was given a section 8 notice before lockdown last year and because of the ban on evictions, he is still there. He owes a year’s rent.
I do not wish to get a EICR test as I do not wish the property to be let out again, and he should have been evicted a long time ago.
I would like to know the legal aspect of this as why should landlords who cannot evict a tenant due to government guidelines be responsible for more expenditure when the tenant should have left?
Surly in a court of law the question of a landlord being forced to keep a tenant in their property against the owners wishes and the landlord having to comply with the latest regulations at their expense would be questionable?
The government should have extended getting the EICR done by 1st April 1st due to these issues.
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