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    There's not really such a concept of a class action suit in the sense meant here, that's a concept from American law.
    The English and Welsh law version is a Group Litigation Order, and they're new and very rare.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


      Originally posted by AustralianGuy View Post
      Thank you for all your advice. Yes, the letting agent should be taking care of their end of the bargain. I sent a text message apologising to the tenant and explained that I meant no ill and have no intention of evicting him and his family. I also e-mailed the agent to explain the same. So far no reply from the tenant (which should be a good thing) but I did receive a reply from the agency. They apologised for the delayed reply and said they have come to some agreement with the tenants and I will receive the rent money in due course.

      At the end of the day, it is a difficult time for everyone and I would rather miss a few rent payments than have the house empty. This is because the tenants still have to pay the council tax and other bills. If they leave, I will have to foot the bill for council tax (about £270 per month) and any remaining bills to keep the house in order. IAs I said earlier, I can afford to miss the rent payments for a while and if the tenants do cause trouble, it is up to the agency to take care of the expense of evicting the tenants and finding new ones. Hopefully we can ride out this difficult time.
      You are wrong about the bills. All the bills with the tenant name in it are not your business.


        Originally posted by MdeB View Post

        A poster on another thread provided terms from their rent guarantee insurance policy.
        It said, in essence, rent will be covered from the time legal proceedings start.

        I imagine that DL have a similar clause in their policy.
        I would have thought legal proceedings have started with issue of section 8 notice.??? This may be why the agent is threatening eviction and upsetting the tenant as it's a requirement of any RGI claim ?


          IMO the T is incorrect, he can be evicted and be liable for costs.


            Originally posted by Section20z View Post

            I would have thought legal proceedings have started with issue of section 8 notice.???
            No, that is just giving notice that you intend to start legal proceedings, Legal proceedings do not start until you have applied to a court and they have said "you have provided the correct paperwork and the correct payment".


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