You have picked a lovely tenant and all is going well, then suddenly there is a problem. What then? In these circumstances tenants usually fall into three categories. They are either mad, sad or bad. How they are depends on the solution.
The Mad Tenant
Don't lose your head but prepare for the worst as soon as possible. Even the most experienced landlord or agent will have experienced a bad tenant. You need to be on the front foot rather than let the problem take control.
This approach depends on circumstance. There isn't a one size fits all solution. There is the practical and there is the legal. Be honest with yourself. If you don't feel confident here call in the professionals. A day or a week spent without direction is a day or week where you are no further to ‘lancing the boil’.
Next Week: Paul Beevers Director of Rainbow Property and Landlord and Tenant Solicitor will go through some legal options if your tenancy has gone badly wrong.