Section 8 Antisocial Behaviour?

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9:14 AM, 16th September 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Section 8 Antisocial Behaviour?

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Section 8 Antisocial Behaviour?

We have a tenant who has just been raided for the third time in six months and who is noisy, deals drugs, leaves crap everywhere, and we need them gone.

In the current circumstances what are our best options?

Section 8 Ground 14?

Any advice gratefully received.

Jon

Editors Note: Housing Act 1988 >> https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/50/schedule/2

Ground 14

The tenant or a person residing in or visiting the dwelling-house—

(a)has been guilty of conduct causing or likely to cause a nuisance or annoyance to a person residing, visiting or otherwise engaging in a lawful activity in the locality, has been guilty of conduct causing or likely to cause a nuisance or annoyance to the landlord of the dwelling-house, or a person employed (whether or not by the landlord) in connection with the exercise of the landlord’s housing management functions, and that is directly or indirectly related to or affects those functions, or

(b)has been convicted of—

(i)using the dwelling-house or allowing it to be used for immoral or illegal purposes, or

(ii)an indictable] offence committed in, or in the locality of, the dwelling-house.


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Neil Patterson

9:17 AM, 16th September 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Hi Jon,

Please see my notes above and if you are looking to use grounds 14 I would suggest you seek professional assistance >> https://www.property118.com/evicting-tenants-landlord-action/

WP

9:31 AM, 16th September 2020
About 2 weeks ago

pay him off to leave?

Dylan Morris

10:34 AM, 16th September 2020
About 2 weeks ago

I’d simply go down the Section 21 route whilst it’s (presumably) still available. No need for mediation or proving tenant has not been Covid affected. If Judge asks (which they shouldn’t do as no reason needs to be given) just say you want to sell it. Can always change your mind later and rent it out again. Simples. Or am I missing something here ?

Badger

11:13 AM, 16th September 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 16/09/2020 - 10:34
Yes - the 6 months notice period and the inevitable multi-month delays subsequent to this due to the court process and bailiffs.

Bell

11:47 AM, 17th September 2020
About A week ago

Guys if all these laws and rules exist how come they are never applied? We had a problem with a tenant who kept harrassing other tenants and it seemed impossible to deal with him.

WP

14:24 PM, 17th September 2020
About A week ago

Take things in to your own hands to deal with it and take the risk the tenant is not going to want to take your to court over it? How many dealers are going to go into the CAB and ask for legal aid to start the ball rolling on that! Chances are he is known to the Police/on warrant/on licence anyway?
If he is known to the Police, just keep calling them out to the property. He might feel the property has become 'too hot' to deal in , so just leave anyway? (sorry total waste of Police resources but what else can you do?)

Bell

1:58 AM, 18th September 2020
About A week ago

Reply to the comment left by WP at 17/09/2020 - 14:24
Thank you for this.


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