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Not always that easy to get rid of a bad tenant!

Going through the laborious and expensive route of getting your property back from reckless tenants is bad enough, but it is not as easy as it sounds and even when you get the possession order you can still face months of delaying tactics and getting a bailiff can be a nightmare in itself.

One landlord recently wrote to me and told me:

"although I got the possession order and assumed that I would shortly have my property back I was so wrong.  Firstly I was told that the tenants would get a warning of an impending visit.  Secondly I had to book the bailiffs only to be told there was a waiting list of about 2 months."

The trouble is that once a court order for possession has been made the court bailiffs will be issue a warning of their impending visit.  Tenants can then make an application to the court for a stay of execution order.  If they are to be evicted they can still ask for the decision to be set aside whilst they make a defence.

There is an incredible shortage of court bailiffs available to evict and they do have the powers to get a locksmith in and change the locks.  This is not always a peaceful scenario and they may have to knock the door down.  Alas most poor tenants will have little of value in the premises and you are therefore unlikely to recoup any losses that you have incurred.

So, be warned that the process of evicting poor tenants can not only be costly, but even with the so called speeded up process of getting possession of your property, there can still be a long wait.  Believe it or not, the landlord who wrote to me also told me that it took a total of 15 months and 700 in costs to get his property back.

 

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