Can I Evict a Tenant After They Get Environmental Health In
The tenancy started in 2010.
They have contacted Environmental health, and we have received an s239 notice stating that Environmental Health will be doing a full HHSRS assessment.
I do not know the grounds, but I know the tenants want double glazing throughout the house, even though the EPC assessor advised us not to focus on double glazing but on other recommendations.
Can we evict the tenants as we have endured them too long, making us ill? Both my partner and I are unemployed and have no access to funds if a large job is required. What happens if we can't pay? Do we have to sell? Are that grounds to evict them if we put it on the market? I have read that there is a six-month protection period when tenants cannot be evicted. Does this apply to us? And what date do the six months start?
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The Deregulation Act 2015 introduced new measures intended to prevent "retaliatory evictions" for any assured shorthold tenancy granted on or after 1 October 2015, including a renewal tenancy. From 1 October 2018, the provisions apply to all assured shorthold tenancies.