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  • kirsty20
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    Thank you very much Jeffrey, much appreciated.

    That makes it much clearer.

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by kirsty20 View Post
    I have a hearing date set for 3rd June for S8 grounds 8, 10 and 11.

    T pays rent on 1st of each month.

    On the hearing date, 3rd June, if T pays rent up to and including 1st April, and still owes rent that is due on 1st May and 1st June, does this mean he is 2 months in arrears or is he 1 month and 3 days in arrears?
    Is ground 8 still valid here or only if he owes rent from the 1st April onwards?
    A. "If T pays rent up to and including 1 April", that covers all of April.
    B. Rent next falls due on 1 May.
    C. So, if T does not pay rent of 1 May and 1 June, he is- as at 2 June- owing two months' rent. G8 therefore applies. Note that, for rent payable weekly/monthly, the Act says 'rent unpaid' (not 'in arrears').

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  • kirsty20
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    Length of arrears.

    Hi All,

    I have a hearing date set for 3rd June for S8 grounds 8, 10 and 11.

    T pays rent on 1st of each month.

    On the hearing date, 3rd June, if T pays rent up to and including 1st April, and still owes rent that is due on 1st May and 1st June, does this mean he is 2 months in arrears or is he 1 month and 3 days in arrears?
    Is ground 8 still valid here or only if he owes rent from the 1st April onwards?

    Any help much appreciated.

    Many thanks.

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