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    heating/ outstanding rent

    happy new year gents/ladies

    i have a bit of a problem

    one of my tenants owes me over 3k rent

    they now want their heating fixed and i've refused to do it unless they pay me some of the rent

    what would you do in this situation? she's threatening to contact the council and i retaliated by saying i'd sue them for the rent they owe

    thanks in advance

    #2
    You need to fix the heating, no matter what they owe you. Have you issued notices to get them out of your property? Don't drag your heels on this, the situation is unlikely to get better.
    I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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      #3
      Originally posted by jta View Post
      You need to fix the heating, no matter what they owe you. Have you issued notices to get them out of your property? Don't drag your heels on this, the situation is unlikely to get better.
      Agree with the above, but would ask the T how they expect LL to fund repair when rent is due ? (but would effect repair regardless)

      The Rodent
      A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
      W.Churchill

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        #4
        thanks, will get the heating fixed and issue s21 for eviction

        what can i do to recover the debt though? can the tenant receive a ccj for non payment?

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          #5
          You should issue a S8 g8, 10 and 11 as well, you can get an order for the arrears with that, the S21 does not give you that option, and a S8 is quicker.
          There is nothing to stop you issuing both notices.
          I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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            #6
            Originally posted by Rodent1 View Post
            Ask the T how they expect LL to fund repair when rent is due?
            Sadly, receipt of rent cannot be made a pre-requisite for L to make the heating work- he must do this irrespective.
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