Do you know if its a regulated tenancy or protected tenancy?
If its a regulated tenant its a problem.
This is because you can ONLY evict a regulated tenant:
- suitable alternative accommodation is available
- rent arrears
- breached the terms of the tenancy agreement
- caused nuisance or annoyance
- furniture or condition of the property has deteriorated
- tenancy has sublet without the landlord's consent
- landlord or a member of landlord's family needs the property to live in more than you do.
Those are the only reasons. You can NOT get them out unless they have breached the above.
Sadly therefore you can not just give notice, there needs to be a genuine reason.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
You can seek an increase in rent. If the tenant objects then it will go to a Tribunal who will decide what the proper rent is.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
You need to get a copy of the tenancy agreement - this is the only way.
Yes this would be and you could seek grounds for possession on that basis
You would need to give a minimum of 2 months.
No, you don't have to find alternative but wanting the property back is a discretionary ground, not mandatory, so a Judge could say no
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The answer is no - either you or he must have a copy.
If you both do not have it - there is no way sadly of finding out
Yes, do it in a letter though
Remember you are taking someone's home away from them - be sensitive to that.
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