Tenant been in property 17 years. Last AST signed 12th September 2015. On periodic since then. She has reported me to the local Environmental Health on two occasions hoping, in my view, that she would get the property fully decorated. Environmental Health have inspected the property both times and have asked me to carry out certain works from having a hand rail fitted on the stairs, to painting a step bright yellow as it was a trip hazard, to having a new front door fitted. I have never been served an HHSRS notice, as I have always had the work carried out in good time. My tenant doesn’t keep the property in a clean and tidy state, so I have problems finding workmen to return to the property. I have no deposit from this tenant as she was put in place by a rogue letting agent who defrauded hundreds of landlords and tenants in the Watford area, and subsequently went to prison. I am now at the point where I need to get a managing agent to look after the property, with tenants who will pay a deposit, and pay market rent. I therefore need to evict the current tenant, but I’m not sure of the situation regarding the ongoing situation with Environmental Health. They last inspected the property on Sept 14th 2021, and work is still ongoing. I am hoping to get as much work done whilst the tenant is still there, but I’m not planning on any decorating/flooring work until the property is empty as I cannot be sure that this would not be damaged by the current tenant, and there is no deposit. So my question is, when am I able to issue a section 21? Many thanks and Happy New Year.
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