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  • Buy-to-Let

    Time limit after eviction?

    The housing association and/or police finally evicted a problem tenant from a block, much to everyone's relief (it was a drugs shop 24/7, lots of undesirable activity, e.g. windows, communal doors permanently smashed and boarded up, rubbish/rough sleeping/drugs paraphernalia in communal area...).

    That was several months ago, but the place is still exactly as it was left, rubbish in flat, windows boarded up, broken glass, looks like a bomb site, off-putting to prospective and current tenants.

    Does anyone know of any legal reason why the housing association (Orbit) has to wait a certain length of time after eviction before tidying up and selling the flat? Or are they just being slow as usual?

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    Could be something to do with the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977

    https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1977/32

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    Also social landlords are notoriously slow to act in general - they often have voids for months or even yrs in some cases.

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    They're quasi Public Sector, just being extremely slow as usual.

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    Thanks for these answers. Sounds about right. The tenant was on benefits; the maintenance man reckoned he had mental health issues, whilst the cleaners think he's in jail.

    The flat is full of personal belongings (of sorts - personally I'd take them to the tip, as that's all they're fit for) . If I were to set foot in that flat, I'd be wiping my feet on the way out!

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