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    Recover Rent arrears

    Hi,

    I recently terminated the HMO contract when there was a rent arrear of £1500. We made an agreement, tenants will pay £500 per month. Now 3 months have passed, they haven't paid any arrears and now they don't answer my call or reply to any SMS or emails. What is the best way to recover these unpaid arrears? Thank you.

    #2
    Was the payment plan an order of the court? or an informal agreement with the T? If you have an order for the rent arrears, you can enforce it with bailiffs, debt collection agency, go to court again and attach earnings from the T's salary (if working and employed).

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      #3
      Put a claim in by MCOL.

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        #4
        HOW did YOU terminate the tenancy nplease? IIRC Thatcher's 1988 Housing Act 1988 s5(1) says landlord can only do with court order, bailiffs.

        Or was there done sort of surrender?

        Good luck!

        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
          Thank you all for the replies. It was done in good faith without the court. They had the property for over 6 years so I trusted them and told them they can vacate the property as I found new tenants.

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            #6
            Update, I just checked the company house and the company has applied for liquidation and since has a wind-up order. What do I do now, write to the liquidator?

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              #7
              Realistically, you've had it.
              Walk on.

              This is a major reason why private landlords shouldn't rent to companies.
              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).

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                #8
                Originally posted by sunny2036 View Post
                Update, I just checked the company house and the company has applied for liquidation and since has a wind-up order. What do I do now, write to the liquidator?
                You rented the place to a company?? Oh dear. Google rent to rent scams..

                Sorry, pretty much no chance of getting any money. Unless you had a personal guarantee from a property owning human - did you please?

                For more background and lessons for anyone else thinking about the "interesting" gamble see...
                https://forums.landlordzone.co.uk/fo...et-hmo-deposit
                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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                  #9
                  Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
                  Realistically, you've had it.
                  Walk on.

                  This is a major reason why private landlords shouldn't rent to companies.
                  Isn't all HMO contracts done with the company? So does this mean, private landlords should not get involved with HMO? They have been very good for the last 6 years to be honest, even during the pandemic, they always paid with some delays. I can comfortably walk on with £1500 could have been a lot worse especially during the pandemic.

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                    #10
                    sunny2036,

                    It is more usual for landlords of HMO to let to individuals or groups of friends rather than companies.

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                      #11
                      sunny2036,

                      I don't know many people who run HMOs, but none of them rent to companies.

                      Rent to rent is a real snake pit.
                      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).

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