I have a tenant in an HMO that has had her door forced by the police because they believed she was going to harm herself. As such a digital lock was broken and the door frame was damaged. The police instructed a locksmith to install eye bolts to both the inside and outside of the room so that a padlock can be installed both internally and externally.
I have requested that the tenant repairs the door and door frame and that they replace the digital lock. They were given 21 days to do this, however to this date they have done none of these things. She is also refusing access for us to repair these items.
Do I have a right to access this room and can I simply cut the padlock and reinstate the door as it was?
I would be grateful for any advice