Mother left 13 year old daughter and three dogs?

Mother left 13 year old daughter and three dogs?

9:51 AM, 21st July 2022, About 2 years ago 13

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Help, after being four months in arrears the mother LEFT her 13-year-old daughter with three nasty dogs in our two-bedroomed flat and moved in with her boyfriend. (the lease was 12 months and ran out a few months ago)

We were reported to the council because the daughter “got a shock from the electric supply”,  and when the Sparki arrived he discovered the pre-payment meter was so far in arrears, there had been no electricity for weeks so it was just an excuse not to pay the rent.

The daughter let the council and us in who were genuinely shocked at the mess we found.

I couldn’t imagine more dog dirt if I tried, not one carpet was left down, furniture piled up like a dump and again covered with dog mess. I have been told that the daughter has now left and living with friends.

The flat has been abandoned what can I do? Is there a way of getting possession of the flat fast before someone in the block is ill, especially in this weather?

I am not bothered about the four months arrears, you can not get blood out of a stone.

Howard


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Reluctant Landlord

16:46 PM, 22nd July 2022, About 2 years ago

report her to social services for neglect for a start! Get that on record.

Pete England - PaTMa Property Management

13:17 PM, 23rd July 2022, About 2 years ago

The daughter should be put under the care of social services, and there should be a clause in the AST that states if the property is abandoned.

Smiffy

8:39 AM, 25th July 2022, About 2 years ago

What I would do, would be frowned upon, but I wouldn't waste time. Time is money.

Child to Social services.
Dogs to RSPCA or dogs home.
Change locks and put a contact number on the door.
Start clearing it for re-letting, but don't rush, spend a month doing it.

If you find her copy of the tenancy agreement, while you are clearing, even better!

Landlords have a bad name anyway, so once in a while you might as well be dragged down to the tenants level.

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