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    #16
    Originally posted by CharlesT View Post
    Again thanks to all for useful info. Artful Dodger - .....
    Lodger not dodger - I don't dodge.

    Serious point, detail matters in LL/Tenant matters especially paperwork!

    The only time I issued an s8 (er.. well , equivalent in Scotland) was when there had been a history of delayed payments.. A week or so, rather too regular. One "s8" notice issued, thereafter always on time-in full.

    It's surprising how many letting agents and "gurus" will tell you (pre-covid rules) that an s8 may only be served when there are two month's rent owing. Not so, s8g10 may be served if only 1p is underpaid for only 1 day. And only costs paper & a stamp.

    ... then there was the case of a Doctor I'd rented a house to (same Scottish house, views of mountains & sea lochs.. ), I was v busy at work, very nicely paid thank you, living hundreds of miles away, not bothering or bothered to check my bank accounts: After some time I looked: No payments, for more than 6 months, since initial month's rent and deposit. Both I and Doctor had (genuinely I think ) forgotten. Very prompt payment from Doc after I politely queried matters.. Model tenant, he went on to promising career.

    A lesson to us all.....

    Best wishes to all. Stay safe!
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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