Tennant- issues with rent payment

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    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.

    Comment


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

      Comment


        #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...

        Comment


          #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...

          Comment


            #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.

            Comment


              #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.

              Comment


                #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..

                Comment


                  #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..

                  Comment


                    #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...

                    Comment


                      #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..

                      Comment


                        #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.

                        Comment


                          #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...

                          Comment

                          Latest Activity

                          Collapse

                          • Reply to relocation of boiler
                            by jpkeates
                            There are two ways to obtain an address at least.
                            One is to write to the agent and ask for the landlord's contact details in writing.
                            They have a limited time to respond, and a failure to do so is a criminal offence.
                            Albeit one that's never ever prosecuted.
                            And it might very...
                            27-09-2021, 07:55 AM
                          • relocation of boiler
                            by BigWelsh
                            Hi, I have been renting the house I live in for 10 years approx with my partner, we have 3 children the youngest is 5 months old. The property is a 3 bedroom house and rented to us as such (via the tenancy agreement). The problem I'm facing is that the "3rd" bedroom is rather small, maybe...
                            26-09-2021, 19:44 PM
                          • Reply to Using the Small Claims Court after DPS deposit dispute decision
                            by KTC
                            Sure, but that "any losses beyond that" mean claims that wasn't or can't be adjudicated under the ADR, not ADR awarded me £50 when I spent £200 so I'd go to court for the other £150 for example....
                            27-09-2021, 07:41 AM
                          • Using the Small Claims Court after DPS deposit dispute decision
                            by Btret
                            Hi All,

                            I have recently received the DPS decision on a deposit dispute that I had with the tenant. I am shocked by the low amount that I have been awarded and I am severely out of pocket by the amount I had to spend to get the property back into a good condition.

                            I wanted to...
                            26-09-2021, 13:04 PM
                          • Reply to Tenant changed name but didn’t tell Landlord
                            by jpkeates
                            Your name is what you’re known by, and people can have multiple names.
                            A deed poll is simply a formal route so you obtain documents with a name different to your birth or married name.

                            If you were born Susan, but everyone calls you Snake, you can sign contracts or be served warrants...
                            27-09-2021, 07:25 AM
                          • Tenant changed name but didn’t tell Landlord
                            by LAL18
                            Hi everyone, not sure if this is legal? My tenant signed a tenancy agreement for 3 years then informed me just before signing next AST for year 4, that they had changed their name by legal deed poll 10 months into the first year of tenancy. They didn’t tell us and carried on signing short hold tenancy...
                            26-09-2021, 12:11 PM
                          • Reply to S21 served expired EPC!
                            by jpkeates
                            But that’s not what you’re suggesting it says.

                            You’re saying it means, has the tenant received an EPC that was current when the notice was served? And it doesn’t say that.
                            Which is good, because the author of that web site is a solicitor and that’s not the law says.
                            ...
                            27-09-2021, 07:20 AM
                          • S21 served expired EPC!
                            by Worriednow
                            Hi All
                            Hope you can help. I served a S21 notice on my tenants giving them 6 months notice to leave. The actual tenancy expired in August 2021 but with the Covid rules i had to give 6 months notice which means they have to be out by November.

                            The notice was served May this year but...
                            23-09-2021, 20:02 PM
                          • Reply to Regulated Tenancy - Are there any experts on this?
                            by theartfullodger
                            Will pm one ....

                            When does tenant state they 1st moved in? (Not auctioneer, not vendor, not their solicitor, not estate agent - when did TENANT state they 1st moved in, please??).

                            Is there a written tenancy??

                            Is rent registered??

                            What is tenant's attitude...
                            27-09-2021, 07:13 AM
                          • Regulated Tenancy - Are there any experts on this?
                            by Mrbreaker
                            Does anyone know of any experts in this field, every solicitor I have asked - doesn't know too much and are all very vague about the rights, etc.

                            I am having an issue whereby the council have asked us to do a number of massive repairs (we bought the property last year, our own fault for...
                            26-09-2021, 17:23 PM
                          Working...
                          X