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    Tennant- issues with rent payment

    Hello all, I am having issues with my new tenant for past 4 months where upon requesting a standing order to be set up, he refuses to do that. he wants to pay either by cash, sometimes bank transfer and sometimes spilt payment over a few days in cash and bank transfer. It is causing me distress as there is no process and i have to continually remind and chase him of payments to be made on time. He pays in the end but with lot of nudging and text messages. also when he gives in cash i then have to go ot bank to transfer the money ready for mortgage payments.I don't like to do this every month and causing me real issues as additional job every month. Can anyone suggest what i can do to resolve this ongoing situation. I have offered change of rent date to allow it for tennant's convenience but he has not responded to that either.

    #2
    Section 21?
    There is a fine line between irony and stupidity. If I say something absurd please assume that I am being facetious.

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      #3
      As above. Or rent increase to reflect the extra hassle.

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        #4
        [QUOTE=Kate foster;n1164122]Hello all, I am having issues with my new tenant for past 4 months where upon requesting a standing order to be set up, he refuses to do that. he wants to pay either by cash, sometimes bank transfer and sometimes spilt payment over a few days in cash and bank transfer....../QUOTE]

        4 months?? WHat

        Yes, tricky: What exactly does tenancy state about how rent is paid & when, please??

        Me, I'd serve s8g10& 11 today. (that's the process, from Mrs T - there is a process, plus MCoL if you wish) Just as a hint. Copy to council to ensure as little help & housing as possible is wasted on this person.

        And no reference or only a full, honest one.
        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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          #5
          theartfullodger

          It states the below in the contract but i don't use open rent collection service and had sent my account details multiple times and instructed for the tenant to create a standing order but no luck.

          5. The Tenant shall pay all future Rent when it becomes due, either to OpenRent via Rent Now rent collection, or the Landlord directly; the Tenant will be notified in writing of the correct account details for payment. Further detail is provided in subsequent sections of this document and in OpenRent's Terms of Business

          I am in tied in 6 month contract. Also i have never given a section 21 notice and not sure what all it will entail and the complications of that with COVID. Also he is not a council tenant and a private professional worker and that's why i took him on but now these issues' have two guarantors for this tenant. is it worthwhile contacting them. i am worried if this upsets the tenant he might must stop paying any rent...

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            #6
            Another reason not to use rent now. The ast should specify it has to be paid by standing order. Unless it specifies later in the contract he's within his rights to pay cash. I agree with the above, either section 21 or put the rent up and tell him why. HMRC may be interested to know he has a ready supply of cash if he's in an industry noted for cash payments.

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              #7
              My first port of call would be a meeting.... not text, not zoom and not on the phone, in person - in the same room ! Tell him straight that he either sets up a normal standing order that 99.9% of other tenants do or a section 21 will be on his mat. If no, then act and get rid of him, there are plenty of people wanting a place to live who WILL set up a standing order.

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                #8
                royw yeah have realised that now that the contract doesn't specifically say it but with my various messages to inform him to set it up he has still failed to do so..

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                  #9
                  Hudson01 yes i have also tried to do a house visit to meet him but that hasn't materialised as well due to him working very long hours. I will try this option again as want to resolve this amicably but its a real pain .. and yes all other tenants have set it up as that's the most common and sensible way to pay on time..

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                    #10
                    The tenancy permits rent paid in cash. Sorry, but you agreed it. S8g10&11, no reference.

                    Next time use either NRLA paperwork or free gov.uk tenancy.

                    Are you confident in paperwork and proof of service of paperwork that an s21 will be valid?
                    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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                      #11
                      theartfullodger yes i understand that now and definitely an issue for me as the contract doesn't stipulate standing order. All my paperwork is in order so no issues there..

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post

                        Next time use either ...... or free gov.uk tenancy.
                        I doubt any competent landlord has ever used it.

                        What training have you done to be a landlord, please?


                        Edit: Just to be clear, I'm taking the Mick out of Artful's standard reply, his competency as an experienced landlord is without question.

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                          #13
                          I bow to your superiority.. and know fine well I have much to learn and continue to make mistakes...
                          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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