Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods11:18 AM, 15th September 2020
About 6 days ago 39
I have a tenant who is currently in a periodic tenancy, he and his family are neglecting the property.
He informed us of a small drip coming through the ceiling he thought was from the shower over the bath, so I asked he not to use the shower until it was repaired.
When I arrived a couple of days later I discovered a two foot portion of the ceiling artex hanging down, and the shower had just been used. He claimed it was his 16 year old son who he had no control over!
I also found pen writing on the bottom of one door and on one of the room walls. There was further damage under the kitchen sink due to a leak that had been unreported.
The tenant doesn’t accept any responsibility and I would like him and his family out.
Do I just give him a letter asking him to leave within 1 month, should I serve a Section 21 or a Section 8?
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