Evicting vulnerable tenant in hospital – Landlord Action response9:55 AM, 3rd July 2019
About 3 weeks ago 69
A Scottish landlord could face jail after he aggressively attempted to evict a heavily pregnant tenant over late rental payments from a two-bedroom Fife property.
He is said to have told police officer that “It is cheaper my way.” to evict the tenant rather than go through the courts. The eviction noticed had been issued just seven days previous.
The 18 year-old tenant sat in tears in her bedroom as landlord Steven Simpson’s sons removed the doors and windows as well as removing fuses from the fusebox. He later claimed that the tenant had already left the property and they were removed for repair.
Sheriff Charles Macnair refuted the claims though, saying: “I do not accept that the accused thought the complainer had left the property.
“These were actions that he could reasonably have conceived would have caused a pregnant 18 year old to leave her property.”
Mr Simpson is to be sentenced next month for interfering with the peace and comfort of the tenant.
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