Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted13:57 PM, 4th February 2019
About 3 weeks ago 35
In August 2017 a neighbour telephoned me to say that there had been a police involved incident at the property that I let. I went to the local police station to tell them that I was the landlord and enquiring about the incident.
They replied that it had nothing to do with me. I said that they could have my address and telephone number in case of any other difficulties. They replied that they don’t do that.
I then informed them that I and neighbours were suspicious about many visitors to the property both day and night and that we suspected some kind of drug use or maybe distribution. I was told in no uncertain terms that ‘people can do what they like in their own property’ and was quoted European law about privacy. It was made obvious to me that my visit to the Police station was not welcome. They refused to take any details of my visit.
On 12th December 2017 a neighbour phoned me to say that police were breaking down the door to my let property. My wife and I called into the police station who again stated that it was nothing to do with us even though we said that we were the landlords. My wife and I were insistent and although I had my passport with me I was asked if we had the deeds to the property on us to prove that we owned the property. Unfortunately we don’t carry the deeds to our property with us.
After some time and our insistence a neighbourhood police person appeared and was more helpful. We were given a CAD number and given a Met Police 9356 Form. We were given the impression that we could claim for the damage. This form was completed and returned after we had the door and surrounds replaced which we paid for. It is a terraced house.
We have now been informed that neither the Police Insurance services nor our Landlords Insurance will reimburse us for any of the police damage. No drugs were found and no one arrested.
Who do we contact about this injustice? We already have an eviction notice from the courts for non payment of rent, but the tenants are still in residence.
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