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    I have a tenant on a 12 month AST that was already resident in the flat that I took on from a new landlord. She was apparently always in arrears at another flat the landlord owned and the previous letting agent didn't continue acting for the landlord because of the problem tenant. I have tried my best to help the landlord gain possession but at what point can I refuse to act for a landlord that has not paid me for over 3 months due to non payment of rental income? I have spent numerous hours on attempting to negotiate repayment plans and now issuing court documents for repossession.

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    Originally posted by learnmorenow View Post
    I have tried my best to help the landlord gain possession but at what point can I refuse to act for a landlord that has not paid me for over 3 months due to non payment of rental income?
    Surely that depends on the terms of your contract with the landlord; ie, what you are expected to do under it, and how you are to be re-imbursed (ie, whether that is dependent on rent actually being received from the tenant)?

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      Originally posted by learnmorenow View Post
      I have a tenant on a 12 month AST that was already resident in the flat that I took on from a new landlord. She was apparently always in arrears at another flat the landlord owned and the previous letting agent didn't continue acting for the landlord because of the problem tenant. I have tried my best to help the landlord gain possession but at what point can I refuse to act for a landlord that has not paid me for over 3 months due to non payment of rental income? I have spent numerous hours on attempting to negotiate repayment plans and now issuing court documents for repossession.
      Are you a letting agent, then?
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