Removing Problem Tenants

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Removing Problem Tenants

Removing Problem Tenants


Residential assured shorthold tenancies are by far the most common type of residential tenancy in England and Wales. While such tenancies can be a great long-term investment, difficult tenants can make the process extremely stressful, not to mention financially detrimental. If you are a private landlord who is faced with a tenant you want to evict, it is vital to keep on the right side of the law.

At Roberts we have many years experience dealing with problem evictions, a majority of which are referred to us from other agents not sufficiently experienced to deal with these issues either efficiently or indeed lawfully! We also have an impressive record of success in this area.

The process can be complicated and frustrating but  you should eventually be able to evict a problem tenant if you follow the legal requirements.

However, you could be found guilty of illegal eviction if you engage in certain behaviour such as threatening your tenant, stopping the electricity or changing the locks.

If you do illegally evict a tenant, which is in itself a criminal offence, a court may decide he or she has the right to remain in the property and even force you to pay compensation.

Also, you may find it more difficult to evict a tenant if you have failed to secure their deposit in a protection scheme.

While there are steps you can take to evict a tenant please feel free to contact us on 01202 565758 if you need assistance with a problem tenant.



Roberts - Helping you to remove problem tenants