Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago 36
I have been in the dubious position of being my father in laws landlord for the past 12-13 years with him paying a fraction of the full market rent to which he has been subsidized by quite a considerable sum over the years.
A considerable family fallout ( surely not ) has caused me to seriously consider severing all ties with him and the extended family as I feel myself and my wife have been taken for mugs all these years and now the lack of support given back to my wife due to this considerable falling out has amazed me.
I am sure that we are not the first landlords to ever let one of their properties to family members, due to this financial crisis I had become landlord to my niece and my my own sons. Needless to say I hope you can grasp the picture that there has been an awful lot of giving with what would seem contempt from my inlaws, or outlaws as I like to describe them in the polite version.
I would like to evict him from the bungalow he is living in, his other children have extra rooms in their house so they could, if necessary take him in. He has funds to pay for another rented property but I’m sure will take a sharp intake of breath when he sees how much the market charges for a very nice 2 bed bungalow in a sought after area.
I’m looking for some advice on some permutations on handling this. It’s a month by month deal, we’ve never had any agreement in writing, so is a straight forward section 21 the best way? As this guy is 76 would he have any special rights due to his age? The old guilt trip would raise its ugly head but without going into specifics the damage done by him and his son and daughter is irreparable, so we are left with a situation of what to do.
Financially the burden of subsidizing him is no longer viable, not that the issue was his rent, its a family breakdown issue.
Sorry for posting such a wordy first post, dont want to bring anyone down reading this but some experienced advice is always good.
All the best
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