Fraudulent References/ Bad Rental History and Eviction Process
Possession - Section 8 and Section 21

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3 months ago

Hello all,

Inherited some rotten apple tenants. Paid consistantly late from the get go.  Despite our friendly warnings and offers of payment plans they eventually stopped paying altogther and naturally once the break clause came got the Agent and their legal team to serve S21. S21 expired and tenants still not left. An NRLA affiliated eviction specialists applied for accelerated possesion with a hearing date set in about two weeks. Tenants refused 2 x free NRLA  mediation services also during the 12 months and once we were in S21 phase. 

Meanwhile I have discovered that the landlord reference was from someone who wasnt the previous landlord and am about to find out if the employment reference was also faked which I am confident is. I suspect they were both from mates. Arguably agent negligent but that will be something for a later enquiry. I have found out from the actual previous landlord that these same tenants basciallly took about 9 months to be evicted with outstanding rent of about £12K. Basically all the repeat patterns I am going through. Stopped paying altogether, communicated occasssionally, normally lies and fob offs.  I believe they are professional fraudsters who are repeating their grift on each propery they can blag it into.

My question is can I use this information as a stick to get them out or go another route (obviously all within the law). It would mean working with previous landlord. What are my options whilst in this court possession phase. One of the tenants works at an embassy which is extraordinary given what her and her partner are perpetuating.  I am really tempted to spill the beans on them through a lawyer going at the embassy.

My priority is to get my flat back ultimately. I also want to stop this very crude scheme for the next landlord. I respect that anything I could do outside the eviction process could be used as a defence so welcome any considered advice. Its really hard sitting out the eviction process knowing that I probably wont get my money back and being in possession of the information I have.

Thanks all.

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