Not sure if this is a wind-up. but these families are being kicked out to make way for homeless people. Apparently these house are owned by property firm Stef and Philips. The firm are now signing a deal with Peterborough City Council for the empty properties to be used as overnight accommodation for families without a home.
Sorry, but that is not entirely true. There are numerous private landords out there that rent out their properties on a renewable tenancy often a 3/6 monthly one. That is probably what this company has done
So what does the landlord do when the tenant doesn't leave?
So what does the landlord do when the tenant doesn't leave?*
Evicts them eventually and probably at considerable expense. As always it is those that do not play by the rules or pay their way that make it so difficult and expensive for genuine tenants. Letting to a council they know they will be paid and I would think that they would have a full repairs clause in the agreement. As FE said, it is a commercial arrangement. It is not a charity.