Bob Dunn

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 21st August 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 10

Bob Dunn

20:51 PM, 23rd August 2013
About 7 years ago

How long does it take for a tenant eviction?

Reply to the comment left by "Dave Reaney" at "23/08/2013 - 19:38":

You can serve your S21but have you ever had a tenant who just ignored it ? Personally I have never had to ask a tenant to go but I did get involved on behalf of a pal who had an errant tenant that he wanted out. Tenant ignored the S21 and was still there 8 months later because of delays within the county court system. Tenant eventually abandoned the house a week before the bailiff date owing over £6k rent so don't tell me you can deliver your S21 and its happy days unless of course you have a compliant tenant.... Read More

Bob Dunn

16:48 PM, 23rd August 2013
About 7 years ago

How long does it take for a tenant eviction?

This has all come about because in the past some landlords operated outside of the law as far as tenants rights go. The situation has now swung too far in favour of the tenant. The PRS is only going to grow so perhaps it is time for the whole rights and enforcement pertaining to both tenants and landlords and their responsibilities towards each other should be reviewed.

The current system of S21 if I require to take possession of my own property is a joke if the tenant can simply wipe his backside with it and wait for me to go through a legal process that providing I have dotted the "i's", crossed the "t's" and not made any box ticking or spelling errors for the judge to reject, MIGHT get the tenant out on 8 - 10 months. Many tenants would see the landlords action as an excuse not to pay their rent.

How would it be viewed if a tenant gave the landlord 1 months notice and the landlord could continue to demand rent from the tenant for another 8 months after the tenant moved out.

Its time some of these landlord associations lobbied the housing minister for reform of this not fit for purpose process. Might even make me consider joining one.... Read More

Bob Dunn

0:46 AM, 23rd August 2013
About 7 years ago

How long does it take for a tenant eviction?

Reply to the comment left by "Dave Reaney" at "23/08/2013 - 00:14":

Judge orders possession in 21 days. Tenant yawns and ignores possession order. After 21 days landlord has to apply for court bailiffs to evict at his continued expense. Tenant can look forward to another 4 - 8 week free ride

Would it not be fairer if tenant yawned but was then held to be in contempt of court and could be fined for each day they remained non compliant.

It is defiance of a Judical rulling after all.... Read More

Bob Dunn

0:05 AM, 23rd August 2013
About 7 years ago

How long does it take for a tenant eviction?

Reply to the comment left by "Dave Reaney" at "22/08/2013 - 23:40":

Of course some landlords can tell lies. Tenants can tell lies also. But where there is non payment of rent than that is usually more of a black and white clear cut issue.

I would like to see the courts provide an adjudication service where a dispute between landlord and tenant has arisen. The landlord and tenant meet with a court representative. Each states their case and the court representative decides the outcome with the process having some teeth to order an eviction or enforcement to compel the landlord to uphold their obligations of a tenancy. This of course only scratches the surface of the problem but its a start at a time when clearly the S8 and S21 processes are not able to bring satisfaction to landlords in a time frame that is realistic.

The S8 and S21 processes have no teeth as a tenant can simply ignore them. The legal route that eventually results in forced possession can take over 6 months or even longer it you have not ticked the correct box on the form and a judge sends the landlord back to square one. Tenant gets a free ride and landlord gets mortgage arrears. Cant be right.... Read More

Bob Dunn

21:46 PM, 22nd August 2013
About 7 years ago

How long does it take for a tenant eviction?

Reply to the comment left by "Dave Reaney" at "22/08/2013 - 20:33":

Cant disagree Dave. They are easy to find but what do you do when you find them ? Even if they are employed its common for the tenant to be living effectively hand to mouth each month so you might get a judgement but will you actually see any money !

The point is that if a tenant is in breach of AST for whatever reason then the process of getting them to move out via the courts is slow, painfull and over balanced in favour of the tenant in my opinion.... Read More