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  • redgoody
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    I’m not so worried about delivering it, as we’ll hand deliver it and film it going through the letter box.

    its more getting the content correct and using the correct template that I’m concerned with.

    we’ll issue it on 3 grounds - consistently late rent, arrears and over 2 months in arrears.

    plan to give 14 days to get out, which we know they won’t, do what do we do when the 14 days have passed?

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  • Berlingogirl
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    Originally posted by redgoody View Post

    Any advice please?
    Send two copies one each from different post offices and get a certificate of posting (it's free). A recorded letter might be refused but if you send the letter in a box (I add a few pebbles in a bag taped down to the inside of the box so it rattles and the T won't know they're getting served documents) and get somebody to witness the placing of the notice in the box and sign over the tape, it is more likely to be signed for. The PO will stick a label on it that doesn't have the post code of the area you are sending it from. Where the return address is put a friend's address who doesn't live near you (ask them first!).

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  • redgoody
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    Originally posted by redgoody View Post
    Is it easy enough to issue a S8 myself? The section 6A was issued by the agents at a cost of £135. I’m guessing I can just use an online template and hand deliver (recorded placing through letter box)?
    Any advice please?

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  • jpkeates
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    Her father might actually cough up if someone sues her.

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  • theartfullodger
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    Originally posted by Mrs P View Post
    ....theyout I will be selling the house to recover the money I have lost because I know I won't get any off her.
    People like her continue to get away with partly because landlords give them good references and don't pursue debt, ensure they get CCJ and are then flagged to landlords with the sense to run credit checks.

    Please pursue her. You might get some £££, certainly make life hard for lettings, loans, credit deals (eg mobile 'phone contracts)

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  • DPT57
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    Serve and act on s21 if you can.

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  • Mrs P
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    I am about issue one of my tenants a S8 because they owe me over £5000. I know I should have done it before but she kept promising her father would clear the arrears but she has been telling me a bunch of lies. Once they are out I will be selling the house to recover the money I have lost because I know I won't get any off her.

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  • redgoody
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    Is it easy enough to issue a S8 myself? The section 6A was issued by the agents at a cost of £135. I’m guessing I can just use an online template and hand deliver (recorded placing through letter box)?

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  • DPT57
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    Originally posted by redgoody View Post
    So, I’ve now seen references and both brothers were assessed as ‘Medium risk’ by the agents! I will be asking what this means! I would not have accepted anyone not deemed low risk if I had known this
    To be fair, I've never had a tenant classified as low risk in several years of referencing. They always seem to be medium risk even when they're earning a good income.

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  • redgoody
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    We’re are not planning on using them after this has all been sorted! And we will be claiming against them for at least the 1 x months rent that covers the period they failed to pass on the info that tenant couldn’t afford the rent for!

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  • theartfullodger
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    I repeat:

    Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
    Serve S8 all valid grounds, copy council, explaining (verbally) what "intentionally homeless" means
    - sounds like g10&11 at least.

    Have you, please?

    I'd fire the agent also.

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  • redgoody
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    So, I’ve now seen references and both brothers were assessed as ‘Medium risk’ by the agents! I will be asking what this means! I would not have accepted anyone not deemed low risk if I had known this, but we live and learn I guess. Tenant was also self-employed with profit before tax of c£14k! Another reason I would’ve not accepted him!

    I have also received a statement to show what date the tenants actually paid his rent.....and on some occasions he paid on the 4th/5th of the month, and the agents didn’t then pass this into us until 2 weeks later. The lady we were dealing with (now left - sacked I think!) allowed us to believe that every late payment was the tenants doing, but the statement tells a different story!!!

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  • theartfullodger
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    Serve S8 all valid grounds, copy council, explaining (verbally) what "intentionally homeless" means

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  • AndrewDod
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    Originally posted by redgoody View Post

    That’s next on my list of things to do, once they’re out. Am I entitled to view the references that were obtained at the start of the tenancy?
    Next time you see references yourself and explore tenants yourself before handing over any keys. And you always insist of handing over keys and selecting tenants yourself -- the agent must have no rights at all (stick that in any contract).

    And I guess you let the agent collect and protect the deposit themselves too......

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  • jpkeates
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    Originally posted by redgoody View Post
    That’s next on my list of things to do, once they’re out. Am I entitled to view the references that were obtained at the start of the tenancy?
    The agent will say no, based on "data protection/GDPR".

    You respond that the ICO ruled many years ago that this information can be passed by agents to landlords if the tenant is advised that if can be, and that, consequently that should be standard practice for letting agents.
    So why haven't the agent followed this obvious course of action?

    You'll feel slightly better but get nowhere.

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