Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago 36
I have a tenant that has continually been in arrears and despite me coming to arrangements to assist , the arrears have simply increased as a result of several holidays. I served a s21 and tomorrow they are instructed to move out. (a few days over 2 months notice provided)
I have sent them 3 letters to arrange to inspect the property , twice they were cancelled and the 3rd occasion they simply did not turn up. The neighbour advised she thought they had moved out and also expressed concern of about 30-40 black bags of rubbish in the back garden. In view of this I entered the property to find it had been very badly damaged and there were probably another 50+ black bags of rubbish throughout the house, giving a dreadful smell.
Obviously aware I should not be in the house I was only inside a couple of minutes. Overall it looks as though beds for the children have been removed together with a number of other items , however there is still a lot of furnishing and personal effects in the house. I would not be possible to live in the property as there is no access to the sink or cooker due to the black bags of rubbish and likewise in the bathroom.
I do not have a phone number and my emails are being ignored.
Tomorrow I am very confident that despite my requests for keys to be returned and property be vacated, this will not happen.
I will therefore have to take action to get custody of the property. I have been advised to send an email advising that I am taking action, and to mention it will cost them money and they they could end up with a CCJ and even face being evicted by bailiffs, which will cost them more. In reality I think they have simply gone to live with parents, took what they wanted and used the house as a dumping ground for everything else. Does anyone have a template for this sort of thing?
In addition to this there are arrears of just £100 below two months rent therefore a S8 has not been served. I plan to peruse the arrears. can I continue increasing the debt until
I get access, in addition to the damages?
Any suggestions or templates for emails or letters via parents house would be much appreciated.
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