Tenants struggling to pay rent...payment plan or move them on?

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    Originally posted by jpkeates View Post

    If you are pursuing the tenant via the small claims court it can impact a s8 hearing on the same matter.
    Is that the case if the S8G8 claim is only for possession and not for arrears?


      It depends on the judge.
      Often they're just happy to have an excuse to delay / defer a hearing.

      So if possession is based on unpaid rent and another court is going to come to a decision on the rent, possession can be deferred.

      And it might have no impact at all.
      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).


        Its a slippery slope. As soon as a tenant finds out that you are not going to do anything about late payments or rent arrears they take the pith.
        Ask yourself what a professional would do ? As soon as a payment was late I would assume they would send a 7 day notice to pay with a notice that if it was not paid they would be served with notice to quit.


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