Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill or Artificial state manipulation of free market rent?10:34 AM, 6th November 2020
About 4 weeks ago 36
I currently own 2 small flats in a block of 8. The block of flats is at the head of a cul-de-sac of semi detached, detached houses and bungalows. Built approx 30 years ago. Two of my properties are ground floor at the front of the property.
There are communal grounds at the front directly in front of my two flats. It appears one of the tenants has a dog which is fouling the piece of land directly in front of my flat. I have had a tenant move in only last week and he has already made a complaint to the letting agent about this and naturally he is unhappy.
My tenant has recently split from his wife and will want his children staying at the weekend and I assume he is concerned at the health implications as well as the unsightly appearance. The letting agent also commented that when she did viewings this dog was allowed to run unsupervised around the properties.
Please note there is NO management company in place so there is no-one to complain to.
On another note the occupant of the flat with the dog is renting the property and is not the owner. It is also on the ground floor and is directly behind my flat. The information I have is that he has also split from his wife, he doesn’t work and he also has his kids staying over the weekend. This has resulted in him leaving children’s items such as footballs bike carriers and other items such as old paint tubs etc etc which looks very untidy and unsightly.
I was advised to put up ‘official’ looking notices which I had professionally made that gave the appearance that they had been put up by a ‘management company’ advising that for health and safety and fire safety reasons could all the tenants please keep the corridors and alleyways free from personal items and debris. Sadly this has made no difference.
Has anyone got advice how to deal with this issue in a speedy and timely manner as I feel that I could lose a good tenant if not resolved.I am not sure if the council can help as it is on private land.
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