Section 8 - More or Less Grounds for Eviction

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    If possession isn’t granted, can I claim costs from the tenant?


      You can claim them from the Prime Minister. Not much chance of collecting in either case.

      You lose case, you pay (which for s8 can be A LOT OF MONEY!!)
      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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      • AST and periodic tenancy
        Hi all,

        This is my first post and my first BTL experience.

        I bought a new built flat from a developer in England last year. The Lease Agreement stipulated that I need the freeholder’s consent to let it. The request was granted without any mention of extra fees. I found a...
        22-10-2018, 21:51 PM
      • Reply to AST and periodic tenancy
        2. The terms specifically allows for AST, which is the default type of tenancy on private letting in England. If you're letting out to a human tenant in England, it's almost certainly going to be on an AST (unless you explicitly grant more security under a non-shorthold assured tenancy). I understand...
        22-10-2018, 22:43 PM
      • Reply to AST and periodic tenancy
        Thanks MdeB for the quick reply.

        (1) I would raise it to the new freeholder with regard to tenancy registration fee. Just curious, is it a common practice for freeholder to squeeze more money out from BTL landlords?

        (2) So a periodic tenancy is still an AST... I forgot to ask...
        22-10-2018, 22:21 PM
      • Reply to AST and periodic tenancy
        1. I would say "no", but I am not an expert.
        2. it becomes a new AST. It appears to be no breach.
        3. The council can chase you for unpaid CT; you then need to chase T. Agreement should say you can do this.
        Note that the terms of the original agreement carry over to...
        22-10-2018, 22:01 PM
      • Tenants possessions once they have been evicted
        Two questions, on when a tenant has left the property but left their things.

        1. What happens if some of the items are food, which will perish within a few days/week can you throw these away? Or do you have follow the letter of the law and keep them for up to 3 months if they owe you rent...
        22-10-2018, 20:55 PM
      • Reply to Tenants possessions once they have been evicted
        In my experience, food left in the property becomes inedible within a day
        22-10-2018, 21:55 PM
      • Reply to Tenants possessions once they have been evicted
        The rent to guide is correct, but the guide is referring to when a tenant does not owe monies, but this question is for when there is monies owed by the T, when the LL is owed monies (rent arrears) they HAVE to keep the items for 3 months, and try and find the T and if successful then serve the notice...
        22-10-2018, 21:32 PM
      • Blockage responsibility
        Hi all

        if there is a sink or toilet blockage caused by the tenants. Who is responsible for payment to resolve this

        many thanks
        22-10-2018, 16:26 PM
      • Reply to Blockage responsibility
        Lord Denning no less answered that very question: The tenant must take proper care of the place. He must, if he is going away for the winter, turn off the water and empty the boiler. He must clean the chimneys, where necessary, and also the windows. He must mend the electric light when it fuses. He...
        22-10-2018, 21:22 PM
      • Reply to Tenants possessions once they have been evicted
        The goverment 'how to rent' booklet gives a figure of two weeks, which I think is reasonable.
        22-10-2018, 21:21 PM