Evicting vulnerable tenant in hospital – Landlord Action response9:55 AM, 3rd July 2019
About 3 weeks ago 69
I am in need of some advice to either backup or dismiss the current advice received from a tenant eviction specialist.
I have a tenant that we would like to evict from our property. They have rolled onto a periodic, and the original 6 month agreement was signed November 2016.
At the time we supplied all relevant documentation, Gas Safety, EPC, How to Rent Booklet, did the right to rent checks etc etc, all according to advice from here and an RLA checklist etc. The deposit was protected in plenty of time (with DPS custodial), and the prescribed information documentation was served to the tenant at the time.
We have proof of all of this.
Outwardly it would seem that we have no reason not to be able to serve Section 21, which is what the company handling the paperwork is saying.
However, the tenant’s father actually provided the deposit, and he hasn’t been served with the prescribed information. We have text message proof that we have asked for an address for him from the tenant, but we haven’t ever received the address or email or anything, and have no way of contacting him (we just got a payment into our bank account).
The company handling this for us is aware of all of this, and isn’t concerned.
I should be trusting them, but I also don’t want it to fail.
What do the people with experience think?
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