Mains water pipe burst under the stop cock flooding the property. Major works are required and tenants cannot be in occupation. Insurance covers cost of providing alternative accommodation but I’m considering service section 21 and section 8 on grounds 6 to regain property. Once works complete I will sell the property.
Should I serve both?
Section 8 (6) says I need to pay their removal costs, should my insurance cover this?
Or…. Should I keep the tenancy going so my insurance covers the cost of loss rental? Insurance may even cover rental on empty property due to building works required, anyone has experience of this?
I’d rather serve notice asap so I can commence the drying out asap (all flooring and bitumen (containing asbestos) has to be removed first). This obviously can’t start until after 2 months due to giving the tenants notice.
So much to consider here but I don’t want to delay giving notice if it’s the right thing to do.