According to the Department of the Environment about half of all landlords have had cause to ask a tenant to leave on at least one occasion, usually because of arrears, noise, damage, violence, or abusive behaviour. Around thirty percent of these end up having to go to court.
When you let your property, you hope that your tenant will turn out to be the model houseguest and provide a hassle-free long-term return on your profitable investment. Our experience is that in many cases this does indeed turn out to be the case, but we do hear of many cases where tears have quickly followed a hopeful start. This is often where a landlord has found the tenant privately or used a cut-price “tenant-find only” service, rather than a fully managed service that can route out problems before they escalate into crises.
We hope that you have great tenants, but if you are having problems with any of the following, it might be worth calling us for a chat:
- Your tenant won’t move out after their tenancy has expired.
- Your tenant has stopped paying you rent.
- Your tenant has left owing you money and you want to trace them.
- You need to call on a guarantee.
- You can’t gain access to the property to do an inspection.
- You don’t have the time to do an inspection.
- You need someone to deal with a tenant changeover.
- You want to issue a Section 8 a Section 21 against a tenant.
- You want to start court proceedings against a tenant.
- You need to appoint court bailiffs to evict a tenant who has ignored a court agreed leaving date.
- You have squatters and need them urgently evicted.
Some of the above sound horrendous, yet they really can all be avoided most of the time when you work with a committed professional who specialises in finding and managing fantastic tenants. Please feel free to call us on 01733 563965 today for friendly, free, advice.