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I have given notice to a livery who has 2 horses in stables

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I have given notice to a livery who has 2 horses in stables with grazing, water,electric and facilities at my property. The notice period was 5 weeks and expired on 31/3/16. As they were going on a two week holiday, I extended the notice period for them to be gone by 1/5/16. They have caused nothing but ill feeling and problems in the last year. They come up late at night when they have been told not to come after 9pm. They do not poo pick the field. Their horses have been out of food and water for up to 6 hours and they have said they cannot find anywhere to go. I feel i have reached the end and been shouted at today by the owner. The stables are at the back of my property on my private land
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I want to know where I stand legally. There is no formal agreement and they have always paid - although always late. I will not be accepting anymore money from them as they are now past the leaving date. I need the stables for another use (not horses) and am having to put these plans on hold again. I have found out some more about these horse owners and apparently they have been asked to leave 4 other livery yards in the past for much the same reasons. As the stables are on a private residential property can I just kick them off? Please help
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.How often is the rent due please?Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. If it was me I would seek an order for possession, this avoids any messy legal arguments about whether they were unlawfully evicted etc.You would need to complete form N1: are seeking an order for possession of a commercial livery. The court will set the matter down and decide whether to give possession.On the basis that there is no agreement and you have given notice a Court is going to give possession.Once you have possession you can instruct bailiffs to evict.Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We are not a commercial livery. It is DIY at the back of my house. We are not a business. Does this make a difference?
No, I would still get a Court order for possession - avoids any misunderstanding.Does that clarify?Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The link to the form you sent above will not open. I have looked it up on the website if I complete this and send it off roughly how long would it take and how much would it cost? I have read on some of the other "blogs" that the as it is an animal that I am providing stabling for, I can withdraw the use of the field, electricity etc. Is that correct? Could I do this while I was waiting for the application to go through?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
As long as it was not detremental to the horses
It form N1: wouldnt withdraw anything until you get the Court order, you are just asking for trouble.Does that work?Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any idea how long this might take?
Probably around 2-4 weeks.Does that help?Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I could start it!
Can I clarify anything else for you?Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No thats it thanks
If I could invite you to rate my answer before you go today please, otherwise the site does not credit me for the time spent with you today. Thanks and good luck. Alex
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