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    Tenant missing for six months; no rent paid either

    hi everyone

    i have a tennant whos been missing for 6 months

    she hasnt paid any rent

    what can i do about it?

    #2
    Er, why did the rent arrears slide to this extent? As soon as one month's rent is unpaid, L should be on to T (failing which serve a s.8 Notice).
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      #3
      bad management

      doesnt it have to be 2 months outstanding

      further, she has been missing for months, no ones seen her

      should i still issue a section 8? shall i issue a section 21 aswell?

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        #4
        Originally posted by AndyJohnson View Post
        doesnt it have to be 2 months outstanding
        Not "in arrears". For ground 8 under s.8, in the case of a monthly rent, there must be at least two months' rent unpaid [i.e. not "in arrears"]. If month1's is unpaid, and month2's is not paid on the due date, L can- the very next day (when the rent's one month and one day in arrears)- proceed on the basis that two months' rent payments have fallen due and still remain unpaid.
        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
        1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
        2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
        3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
        4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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          #5
          section 8 on grounds 8, 10 and 11 pronto pronto and a section 21 for good measure!
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