Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?10:43 AM, 20th May 2019
About 4 weeks ago 120
We signed a new tenant in a house share on a 3-month tenancy due to end on the 30th of June. He has been nothing but trouble, moaning and complaining about the other tenants, filling most of the communal cupboards with his food, and now on the weekend he threatened our very nice Vietnamese tenant with a bottle (he is Eritrean and appears to be racist against anyone from the ‘East’).
The Vietnamese tenant is too scared to go back to the house and has handed in his notice. The horrible tenant has even complained about our really nice Nigerian tenant (who had already given his notice).
I just want to double-check that the only course of action is to give him a 2-month notice (Section 21) before the 30th of May, meaning that it expires at the end of July). Part of me wants to risk just saying to him that we will not extend his notice at the end of June, so he needs to find somewhere from 1st of July – but he has lived here for a little while so might get some advice.
I want to get the bully out as soon as possible and before he drives out the only other remaining tenant.
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