Tenant missing for six months; no rent paid either

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

    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).
    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).

    Comment


      #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?

      Comment


        #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).

        Comment


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

          If you are unsure about what to do seek professional Legal advice.

          Comment

          Latest Activity

          Collapse

          • Reply to Aftermath
            by jpkeates
            I think there'll be a dip in property prices post event.
            There'll be a lot of dead, grieving and damaged people and lots of businesses and jobs will be gone forever.

            Which will keep landlords in the rental business, because it won't be the best time to sell up.

            The government...
            30-03-2020, 15:41 PM
          • Aftermath
            by jase222
            I've been reading all the chat on this forum and was thinking about what it's going to be like after, will landlords be more weary of self employed tenants, have more uc or pack in all together ? Interesting times and the tenants are going to struggle even more as landlords try to doubley make sure...
            30-03-2020, 14:15 PM
          • Reply to My Lodger is not Leaving - Please help with legal advice.
            by jpkeates
            Honestly, you need proper legal advice.
            This is a huge mess and it's getting worse with everything you do.

            Legal advice only seems expensive when you compare it with nothing.
            When you compare it with the costs of getting this wrong, it'd cheap.

            If the person is...
            30-03-2020, 15:37 PM
          • My Lodger is not Leaving - Please help with legal advice.
            by kuwi
            Hi

            I have rented my mother’s house out to 2 x lodgers on my mother’s behalf as she has been hospitalised due to mental medical condition. A lodger agreement was given to them as she was expected to return back in few weeks’ time. However situation had changed and she had to live out...
            27-03-2020, 18:38 PM
          • Reply to Filthy neighbors
            by Manager
            Thanks for replies. The only reason I am serious over this matter is because apart of CVD19 outbreak I might be accused of causing this mess despite I don't smoke. But there is a little obstacle in actually ascertaining as who is the real culprit because upward there are two more flats (1st & 2nd...
            30-03-2020, 15:25 PM
          • Filthy neighbors
            by Manager
            Hello

            During current crisis where every enforcement/complaint department is shut so don't know what should be done. Actually I moved into a ground flat couple of months ago and don't know any of my neighbour except can only assesses them through voices and movement. I have got noisy tenants...
            29-03-2020, 18:44 PM
          • Reply to Notice expires this week tenant desperate
            by Propertygoesup
            After some thought I am considering including a one time offer with my letter and statement. I know that the tenant could potentially move into her dad's house. With the arrears statement I am thinking to make an offer " without prejudice " that if tenant vacates the property within 14 days...
            30-03-2020, 15:17 PM
          • Notice expires this week tenant desperate
            by Propertygoesup
            Had a long message from tenant who is supposed to leave this week.
            obviously has realised time is running out and hasn't found anywhere else.
            Advised her to take s21 to council and ask them.
            Basically is asking to stay another 2 weeks.
            if I proceed with court order I have to...
            02-02-2020, 14:06 PM
          • Reply to My Lodger is not Leaving - Please help with legal advice.
            by Snorkerz
            I will ask for others opinions because I am not an expert on resident landlords / lodgers, but I don't believe any of them could have been lodgers if there were 3 of them occupying all 3 bedrooms - ie, no where for a resident landlord to reside. And if they were't lodgers, they were tenants. As your...
            30-03-2020, 14:53 PM
          • Reply to Aftermath
            by JK0
            I'm weary already. ...
            30-03-2020, 14:46 PM
          Working...
          X