We are taking over three ASTs. Property bought at auction. The building (3flats )has been badly managed and I am not sure that all is in place. Is there a list of what we should do/need to provide to the tenants so that we are fully compliant.
Furthermore it is our intention to serve notice as and when the 6 months has expired in order to fully refurbish empty building. One set of tenants five months into their tenancy have now contacted environmental health regarding the damp in property (between exchange of contracts and completion) as they are anxious we will ask to vacate as I believe this has an implication for serving a Section 21 as could be seen as retaliatory even though was always our intention. What is the best advice on this? It may not surprise anyone to know the damp didn’t just appear and they have lived quite happily for five months.
Any help appreciated.