Am I in arrears? First Uni. term's cheque bounced

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  • Am I in arrears? First Uni. term's cheque bounced

    Hello I have a question regarding landlord legal rights and cheques.

    I wrote my landlord three cheques at the start of the year, 1 for each term of university. Im at the 2nd term of the year now, and the problem is that the cheque for the first term bounced and he didnt notice.. until now.

    does he legally have the right to demand the money for the first term's worth of rent?

    thanks

  • #2
    Good Grief, are you serious? Of course he has the right to demand the money. Did you know the cheque had not gone through, why didn't you do something about it?
    I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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    • #3
      I didnt notice and now dont have enough cash to cover it..

      the cheque for this term has gone through fine, but last term's is being demanded, what can the landlord do if i say i cant pay the first term's? can i get kicked out or do i have some sort of right?

      thanks

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      • #4
        Yes , you can get kicked out, find the money, pay your debts, and check your accounts in future.

        From your reference to 'terms', I take it you are a student, try not to start your life with a black mark on your record, it can cause all sorts of problems later on. (Dutch Uncle mode)
        I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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        • #5
          Originally posted by vicchaos2 View Post
          I didnt notice and now dont have enough cash to cover it..

          the cheque for this term has gone through fine, but last term's is being demanded, what can the landlord do if i say i cant pay the first term's? can i get kicked out or do i have some sort of right?

          thanks
          How can a student not notice that they still have £1000+ which they shouldn't have?

          Don't answer that What are you studying? Business Studies, I bet. I have seen it so often.

          Seriously, if your guarantor or your bank can't help you out with a loan, you will have to negotiate very remorsefully with your LL about repaying in instalments, try to find a part-time job and resign yourself to living off lentils for the next six months. Good luck.
          'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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          • #6
            Originally posted by vicchaos2 View Post
            I didnt notice and now dont have enough cash to cover it..
            So, you didn't manage your account properly and spent money that you should have set aside to pay your rent.

            Sorry, but that's your fault, not your landlord's.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
              How can a student not notice that they still have £1000+ which they shouldn't have?
              To be fair to him , he didn't have the £1000+ in his account, otherwise why would the cheque bounce.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SALL View Post
                To be fair to him , he didn't have the £1000+ in his account, otherwise why would the cheque bounce.
                Well, either he had one hell of a Freshers' Week, or his student loan hadn't come in when he issued the cheque....but it certainly brings out the Daily Mail in one, doesn't it! My gran's voice echoes even now in my head - 'Look after the pennies...you might want it, but you don't need it...I had to wait four years before I could afford a vacuum cleaner. I saved three and sixpence every week in the Co-op but I wouldn't have it on credit, that's the devil's way...'

                She'd be a bit disappointed with the world now, wouldn't she?
                'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                • #9
                  yeah, surely it's the landlords fault as well for not noticing the cheque bounced due to late student loan? whether or not i did anything about it is beside the point really

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                  • #10
                    dont try and question my intelligence with daily mail comments too... im talking about a flaw in the legal system here, please leave your ignorance at home

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vicchaos2 View Post
                      dont try and question my intelligence with daily mail comments too... im talking about a flaw in the legal system here, please leave your ignorance at home
                      I was being ironic, actually - I loathe the Daily Mail.

                      Please don't be narky with us just because we have given you information and advice you didn't want to hear. If you're gown up enough to be at University, you should be grown up enough to pay your bills, not expect someone else to come running after you to remind you that you haven't paid, or feel sorry for yourself because you can't get out of paying. It's not 'a flaw in the legal system at all' - it's a flaw in your money-management. You might like to consider learning from it so it doesn't happen again.

                      Good luck with the negotiations with your landlord. It would be wise not to be so sulky with him about it, or he'll be filling in the section 8 faster than you could imagine.
                      'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                        I was being ironic, actually - I loathe the Daily Mail.

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                        She does, she does.

                        Don't get tetchy about it, you asked, we answered. You will find that MTGs advice is very much to the point since she is a 'student landlord' herself.
                        I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jta View Post
                          You will find that MTGs advice is very much to the point since she is a 'student landlord' herself.
                          I think she has got the hang of it now.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lawcruncher View Post
                            I think she has got the hang of it now.
                            I'd like to think so; but can we ever truly say we master anything in life? Who lives, learns.

                            We need a 'Philosopher's Expression' emoticon....

                            (but we need students to pay their rent, even more
                            'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                              I'd like to think so; but can we ever truly say we master anything in life?
                              Yer've mastered me Mistress!
                              I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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