Smartermind

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Smartermind

14:52 PM, 10th July 2020
About 21 hours ago

I told the police they were not allowed back to the property?

Reply to the comment left by Puzzler at 10/07/2020 - 13:09
The relationships are irrelevant (and confusing). The main point is that the OP attempted to end a tenancy illegally and badly needs advice.... Read More

Smartermind

12:29 PM, 10th July 2020
About 23 hours ago

I told the police they were not allowed back to the property?

Not a lawyer, but it seems the only saving grace in this is if the police imposed bail conditions preventing the tenant from returning to the property (which may be because he was considered a risk to the property). Otherwise, as others have said, you can't unilaterally evict someone and the arresting police should not have complied with your request to take the keys off the tenant. The police may have been a bit naive in going along with your request.... Read More

Smartermind

11:58 AM, 10th July 2020
About 24 hours ago

HMO mortgages out of favour?

If you haven't already done so, apply for a bounce back loan. It is interest and repayment free in the first year and only 2.5% for five years after. Plus it can be repaid at any time without penalty. Of course it won't cover the whole of your HMO mortgage, but every little bit helps!... Read More

Smartermind

12:01 PM, 8th July 2020
About 3 days ago

Sub-letting tenant breaching contract but refusing to leave?

Sounds like you are going to have to serve notice on the principal tenant and all the sub-tenants (they have tenancy rights to).

Short of sending in big burly men, which is illegal, you will have to follow the legal route. The only other alternative is to inform him and the sub tenants that they are in breach of the tenancy agreement and ask them nicely to leave.... Read More

Smartermind

11:55 AM, 8th July 2020
About 3 days ago

What to make of Qs 6 and 7 on new N5B Claim form?

Have to ask the question, although I am sure you have your reasons: why are you evicting a tenant of 11 years standing? Does loyalty count for nothing these days?

As for the questions: the tenancy agreement could be signed on day x for the tenancy to start on day x+y; so they won't necessarily be the same.... Read More