We have a vacant studio flat which is simply not moving, since quite some time over one year.
It’s most unusual, since we started renting this flat 20 years ago, we have never had any vacancies beyond a couple of months. The quality of applicants is very poor from our OR listing and from our agents listing on Rightmove. I have 5 other flats in this block and have had no problem letting them and keeping the tenants long term. So I’m quite puzzled why this one appears to be sticking, and it’s not the the least desirable in the block.
I’m thinking of making the flat uninhabitable, in an attempt to obtain exemption from Council Tax. My thoughts being that the removal and replacement of a toilet would be far cheaper than what I pay even in one month of council tax charges.
Do any other landlords have experience of this scenario, and are able to offer any advice as to what is accepted / deemed uninhabitable.