Removing Sister from a joint ownership property?

Removing Sister from a joint ownership property?

10:13 AM, 27th April 2021, About 2 months ago 65

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Hi Guys – My sister and I were left our mothers house several months ago and my sister is refusing to sell the house or pay the utility bills and is living in the house by her own choice and without my permission.

I am now receiving threatening letters from the gas and electricity company over non payment as they have been put into my name.

I’ve read a couple of articles about landlords rights as with regards to disconnecting supplies and having their hands tied. As I am receiving no rent and there is no tenancy agreement, then can I request to have the gas and electricity supply cut off?

Thanks
Harry



Comments

by Jay James

0:09 AM, 3rd May 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 02/05/2021 - 18:07Proceed with maximum haste to repossess your property. Don't hesitate. (Yes I know this may still take ages, but don't hesitate as this will just make it longer.)

by Jay James

0:29 AM, 3rd May 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 02/05/2021 - 18:07
Repossess the house without hesitation and without waiting on family shenanigans.

by Mick Roberts

11:00 AM, 3rd May 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Jay James at 03/05/2021 - 00:29
I agree, but I'm now gonna' ask me mate Chris at Possession Friend if I have to go full possession when it appears this son has never lived in the house. Do I have to repossess via the channels? Or is it case he's breaking & entering.....

by NewYorkie

17:10 PM, 3rd May 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 03/05/2021 - 11:00
If he's not on the tenancy the usual rules don't apply. But if you do try to remove him by force, he could claim you've assaulted him and you could land yourself in hot water with the Police. You could change the locks while he's out!

by Jay James

18:53 PM, 3rd May 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 03/05/2021 - 11:00The big question is: does the person concerned already live there? (In which case change locks and arrange return of the dead person's belongings). That seems unclear from what is written here.

by Jay James

18:59 PM, 3rd May 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 02/05/2021 - 18:07
I note that yet again, various housing organisations/ Government will not do anything to get rent paid whilst advising on staying put. That seems just one step away from saying 'don't pay rent and don't leave'.

by Mick Roberts

19:00 PM, 3rd May 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by NewYorkie at 03/05/2021 - 17:10I've been advised against changing locks, but am tempted to, to get him to call Police so I can meet them there to get the professional evidence opinion if they really think he's living there.
Needless to say, all these obstacles make us want to pack up and less homes for the Benefit tenants.
When someone breaks in our houses and say We living here. It's civil offence and for us to sort out.
When we go into our own house cause we suspect tenant done a bunk, it's criminal. Some'at badly out of sync there.

by Mick Roberts

19:04 PM, 3rd May 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Jay James at 03/05/2021 - 18:59Yes, we could have solved this weeks ago if he was on the old HB system, problem solved.
New UC system won't ring him via me or arrange time to ring him.
Shelter advised him criminal eviction instead of asking WHY, Can we help? We'll ring Mick see if we can sort this out. But Oh no, that would keep him safe in home and Landlord would get paid. But that seems too good to be true, they'd rather report an illegal eviction it seems.

by Jay James

19:04 PM, 3rd May 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 03/05/2021 - 19:00
You are right. This is utterly perverse. The tenant dies yet anyone can claim to live there (whether or not they actually do live there) and so you cannot go ahead and treat the property as your own. What's the adress? (lol) I fancy claiming I live there too.

by Jay James

19:07 PM, 3rd May 2021, About a month ago

Maybe something is wrong with my computer, but comments are disappearing and reappearing. Odd.


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