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Please explain how they removed the locks. Can you put new locks on in addition to theirs?
Dod you put notices on the property saying that you had taken possession?
What kind of tenancy do they have?
I need full background please. I will be online and offline today
The tenancy was for six years from Feb 1st 2004 .
The bailiff fixed repossession notices near each of our padlock as well as the roller shutter door.
The tenancy was a sub lease On holdover, we hold the head lease.
Our pad locks were removed by a saw.
I have been told this is criminal damage, breaking and entering and should be the subject of Police prosecution.
The bailiff states we still have legal possession.
I need to make sure what we can do to get these undesirables out.
The bailiff informed them they had 5 working days to remove their equipment and vehicles. They have ignored this.
Once you have taken possession, (which appears to be the case) then you can force entry and charge them for the repairs.
Technically, cutting their lock off is also criminal damage , so you need to make a different arrangement to get in.. I would certainly suggest attending with the police .
Them cutting your lock off is indeed criminal damage and this is a police matter. If the police are not interested, you should force the issue and speak to a senior officer if needed.
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