Threatening Tenants
Possession - Section 8 and Section 21

S & A
S & A
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We own a flat in Cheltenham that previously was let out. Following reports of antisocial behaviour and a suggestion that the tenants partner was selling drugs from the property we served notice to terminate their tenancy. They immediately stopped paying rent and refused to vacate and so we had to go to court to seek an order for possession which was granted. They were given 14 days to vacate. They ignored this and we then had to arrange for county court bailiffs to attend the property with our agent and a locksmith. when they attended it became apparent that the tenant had vacated although she had left large items of furniture and white goods, most of which had deliberately been damaged. Our agent sent them an email giving them 14 days to remove the items otherwise they would be disposed off. They have just been in touch to confirm they want to attend the property just before the deadline expires. Our agent is nervous about meeting the ex-tenant at the property. Her partner has a history of threatening behaviour and he worries for his safety. Has anyone been in a similar situation and fi so what steps were taken to avoid any issues. This has been dragging on for 9 months and the lost rent and legal/court costs mean that we are probably now c.£10k worse off which is causing a huge strain on us. We just want the property back and back on the market. Any advice gratefully received. Thank you.

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