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Avoiding ‘tenants from hell’

Most property landlords have cautionary tales about ‘tenants from hell’ who will have left them hundreds or possibly thousands of pounds out of pocket.

5 November 2014

Horror stories include properties being used as drug farms and brothels, pest infestations, rubbish hoarders, rent absconders who flee with everything including the bathroom taps, and tenants doing DIY makeovers to make even Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen wince. And then there was the woman who kept a horse in her bedroom.

Paul Shamplina, co-founder of Landlord Action, recently revealed in SJ how discussions by a government ‘think tank’ will focus on how to best deal with evicting such tenants. The group will include industry professionals who will consider improvements to the current system, which has arguably shifted to give the UK’s estimated 8.3 million tenants an unfair advantage over landlords, as well as look at creating ‘model’ te...

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