Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?9:44 AM, 17th February 2021
About 2 weeks ago 126
This is all new to me so please do not judge as my stress levels are through the roof already. I have a block of 4 flats and one tenant has been causing horrendous problems for my other tenants and me.
I served a s21 notice and since then my property has been vandalised 3 times. It is him, but I have no hard evidence to interest the police. I am now trying, with a solicitor, to serve a s8 for anti-social behaviour. He has put up CCTV directly watching all the other flats.
I have reported him to the ICO, but doubt I will hear from them! The local PCSO has been amazing. She has issued a Community Protection notice, he breached it and now has a Community Protection Notice. If he breaches this he will be arrested.
He has refused me access to the flat for months, and we tried again this week. He allowed the police into the flat, but not me. My dilemma? I cannot get a statement from the PCSO. She is willing, but we have to go through Police HQ and as I am not a social landlord we may get refused.
What have others done in this situation?
Go to Court and get the judge to order the evidence be provided? This is all obviously going to be at my cost. If Boris is making it look like they are helping landlords with anti-social behaviour how are we expected to get to Court quickly when we can be caught up in police administration for weeks?
Secondly, after the s21 was served he went to a no win no fee solicitor and is trying to claim from me for disrepair. How can I do repairs if he will not allow access? He has refused access to my builder and roofer too.
My solicitor tells me that this nasty behaviour is usually settled out of Court when landlords pay them off?
How can this be? We are already battered by every piece of legislation out there. Nobody else would provide my tenants with a place to live and here I am in this ridiculous situation. I’m going to Court to fight this if I bankrupt my family in the process. I believe in justice and hope I am proved right.
Any comments gratefully received.
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