Emergency Eviction??

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15:33 PM, 10th June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Emergency Eviction??

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Emergency Eviction??

Had a few issues with my current tenant (Mr X), but it has all kicked off tonight. The other tenant nextdoor tells me the Police have been called to flat as Mr X kicked off and threatening to kill himself after a drink and drugs combo mixed with existing meds he has to take for medical issues. Has just been arrested apparently under the Mental Heath Act (and after going for the woman PC) and taken away – I assume to a local secure facility.

The neighbour informs me before door to flat was slammed shut by Police it has been trashed with blood etc all over the carpet and syringes everywhere.

What do I do next? Assume an urgent call to the Council tomorrow to let them know the situation and the fact he clearly can’t return?

Can I change the locks now to stop him going back in but post something on the door to tell him I will grant him access to take his stuff if he contacts me??

Reluctant Landlord



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Possession Friend

20:11 PM, 23rd June 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Beaver at 23/06/2020 - 20:04<br /

Ian Simpson

5:29 AM, 28th June 2020
About 2 weeks ago

I am facing a similar situation where a tenant has caused several disturbances leading to police being calleD twice. Last we saw him was being carted off in a police car last Tuesday. Calls to 101 have resulted in ‘cant say anything - data protection’ so we have changed the locks And await developments.

Ian Simpson

6:01 AM, 28th June 2020
About 2 weeks ago

I am just thinking that going forwards I am going to amend my standard AST paperwork to include an automatic deed of surrender, should the tenant fall into two months of rental arrears. I will also modify the AST to make it a deed, and get it witnessed. As long as the tenant is pointed out the implications when they sign, this should circumvent the problem without need for s8 notices and the standard year long wait for the eviction....
.....Problems...? Comments...?

Seething Landlord

1:17 AM, 30th June 2020
About A week ago

Reply to the comment left by Ian Simpson at 28/06/2020 - 05:29
Changing the locks amounts to unlawful eviction and you may well find that the developments that you are awaiting result in a substantial award of damages to the tenant.

Ian Simpson

7:17 AM, 30th June 2020
About A week ago

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 30/06/2020 - 01:17Thanks for the response. The problem is ... what happens if he is convicted of assault and sent to prison... How do we know whether or when he will return? Police won't say anything, courts won't say anything...of course..!
In the event he was released again, and returned three days later to pick up belongings, had yet another fight with another tenant. Since then, to avoid the unlawful eviction charge, we have now emailed him to say he is welcome to come back into the house! Maybe I should book him into a hotel and pay all his expenses to stop him fighting with the other tenants in the HMO ..?

Possession Friend

7:39 AM, 30th June 2020
About A week ago

Reply to the comment left by Ian Simpson at 30/06/2020 - 07:17
Your situation is a little more complex than online message responses.
Can I suggest you contact us for advice.

Ian Simpson

7:40 AM, 30th June 2020
About A week ago

Reply to the comment left by Possession Friend at 30/06/2020 - 07:39
Sure

Not sure how to PM on this forum ... what do you suggest..?

Possession Friend

7:46 AM, 30th June 2020
About A week ago

Reply to the comment left by Ian Simpson at 30/06/2020 - 07:40
Send us an email

Ian Simpson

8:24 AM, 30th June 2020
About A week ago

Reply to the comment left by Possession Friend at 30/06/2020 - 07:46
Ok. What is your email address?

Possession Friend

11:17 AM, 30th June 2020
About A week ago

Reply to the comment left by Ian Simpson at 30/06/2020 - 08:24Ian, you can find it on a web search. I am respecting this site's advertisement rules.

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