10:08 AM, 24th November 2016, About 6 years ago 14
I have what I think is a strange circumstance. My tenant has ripped all the pipes out of the water supply during a psychological fit, he has been sectioned, but will want to move back within a couple of weeks.
This is the second time he has done this, the first time I repaired the property and allowed him to re-enter after he had received psychological treatment.
I do not plan to repair the work myself this time, I will allow him entry, but he will not be able to live there because there is no water.
He is on housing benefit and I doubt he will be able to pay for the repairs himself.
I am going through the process of repossessing the property but this will take months.
Will the Council force me to make the property habitable again? Will they stop paying his rent if the property remains uninhabitable although it was the tenant that did the damage?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.