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By Mary Taylor

The Ninety day notice expires… and your tenant is still residing at the property?

Recently we issued a 90 day notice to a tenant who we had inherited with a new property. The tenants rent was in arrears, they disturbed their neighbours with loud parties and police were regular visitors because of their ‘associates’.

The notice period expired and the tenant did not vacate. Our next step was to make an application to the Tenancy Tribunal to gain possession of the property. This was achieved with the help of the bailiffs and our loyal locksmith John. We needed to allow further access to allow her to remove her belongings. This was not easy as she had no money and nowhere to go.

Eventually the police became involved and she was trespassed when she returned fueled by either drugs or alcohol threatening the landlord and a tradesperson. Disposal of goods is a long involved process, fortunately we were able to deliver her belongings to her friend’s house and finally we had a vacant house.

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