A friend (at the time) has been renting my second house at a modest rent for about 10 years. Local authority paid their rent, they promised to make up the shortfall but never did (and I never enforced it).
I didn’t keep a copy of the tenancy agreement because I trusted them and didn’t think I would ever need it.
I now want to sell the property, but they don’t want to move. I let them know about my intention to sell and sent a section 21 notice by special delivery. The notice period has elapsed and they’re not answering the door or returning calls.
I know I have brought this on myself, but how might I proceed to get the property back so I can sell it?