Fobbed off by my local authority?

Fobbed off by my local authority?

14:41 PM, 3rd June 2021, About 2 months ago 49

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Hi all, Does anyone know the textbook answer on dealing with the following?

Despite numerous ignored phone calls and letters from myself and my gas engineer, we are unable to gain access to carry out this year’s gas safety certificate.

The certificate is now well overdue and I have been fobbed off by my local authority after asking them for advice on how to handle this. I can confirm the tenants are still occupying the house.

Many thanks

Trapped Landlord



Comments

by Chris @ Possession Friend

18:56 PM, 15th June 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Trapped Landlord at 15/06/2021 - 18:45
But ' every ' effort hasn't been made without the last legal resort of an injunction.
Plus there could be worrying reasons why access isn't being allowed.
" just send x number of letters and keep proof " is a pretty incomplete answer.
Other steps to take also.

by Trapped Landlord

19:12 PM, 15th June 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris @ Possession Friend at 15/06/2021 - 18:56
Id be happy to take that risk, in my experience more often than not these extreme cautious methods aren't productive overall. Ive bought properties blind at auction which some may deem crazy and I've never looked back.

by Seething Landlord

19:21 PM, 15th June 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Trapped Landlord at 15/06/2021 - 18:45
Nobody can ever be certain what the judge will do which is why it is best to cover all angles before you embark on any legal procedure. Paying for professional help will often save you money in the long run.

by Christopher Rogal

19:22 PM, 15th June 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Trapped Landlord at 15/06/2021 - 19:12
I’ve found that judges are not naive.

They will know when a tenant is gaming the system.

by Seething Landlord

19:24 PM, 15th June 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Trapped Landlord at 15/06/2021 - 19:12
Maybe your experience does not include having your possession claim thrown out on a technicality and having to start all over again.

by Trapped Landlord

19:57 PM, 15th June 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Christopher Rogal at 15/06/2021 - 19:22
Exactly, they're practically sitting before one chancer after another.

by Trapped Landlord

20:04 PM, 15th June 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 15/06/2021 - 19:24
Ive had numerous section 21 claims thrown out over the years but i just weigh ups the pros and cons and decide from there. I've relet dozens of properties when the outgoing tenants have done a bunk because I know they have left. The correct and proper thing to do would be to go down the normal eviction route and loose out on thousands in lost rent and legal fees to regain a property I know has been abandoned. Yes, there is a chance that it could come back to bite me , I just believe its risk v reward.

by Seething Landlord

21:20 PM, 15th June 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Trapped Landlord at 15/06/2021 - 20:04
I don't quite understand where you find any pros in getting numerous possession claims thrown out but you seem to think it's all part of life's rich pattern. Others might see it differently.

by Trapped Landlord

15:56 PM, 16th June 2021, About a month ago

Well with the section 21's , I weigh up wether its worth instructing a solicitor to evict or not to evict. Yes, I've had several thrown out but mostly they have been successful and in dealing with these myself I have saved plenty in hefty solicitors fees.

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