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  • jeffrey
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    That from someone who never sleeps- more awake than Finnegan.

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    Your lack of imagination is to blame.
    ...that, from the James Joyce of conveyancing









    (not]

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
    I cannot imagine how anyone could be misled by it.
    Your lack of imagination is to blame.

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  • westminster
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    Originally posted by islandgirl View Post
    Le sigh...is that a gallic shrug?
    Yes, pretty much. It originates from the Pepe Le Pew cartoon character skunk, who was always love-struck, so the sigh was one of romantic yearning. Now used to express mild frustration with life.

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by islandgirl View Post
    Le sigh...is that a gallic shrug?
    No, it's a lump of wood used to bludgeon pedants with (in a metaphorical sort of way, of course).

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  • islandgirl
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    Le sigh...is that a gallic shrug?

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  • westminster
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    No. It's that unbased reference to 'whole' that misleads people.
    It's a colloquialism, not intended as a legal term.

    Le sigh.

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  • mind the gap
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    I cannot imagine how anyone could be misled by it.

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  • jeffrey
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    No. It's that unbased reference to 'whole' that misleads people.

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    Actually, the best is just what the Act says (with my underlining):
    unpaid;
    (b) if rent is payable monthly, at least two months’ rent is unpaid;
    Er...isn't that semantically the same as what westminster said the first time?
    Originally posted by westminster View Post
    you would have to owe 2 whole months' rent ...
    Please note : the question above is purely rhetorical

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  • jeffrey
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    Actually, the best is just what the Act says (with my underlining):

    Ground 8
    Both at the date of the service of the notice under section 8 of this Act relating to the proceedings for possession and at the date of the hearing:
    (a) if rent is payable weekly or fortnightly, at least eight weeks’ rent is unpaid;
    (b) if rent is payable monthly, at least two months’ rent is unpaid;
    (c) if rent is payable quarterly, at least one quarter’s rent is more than three months in arrears; and
    (d) if rent is payable yearly, at least three months’ rent is more than three months in arrears;
    and for the purpose of this ground “rent” means rent lawfully due from the tenant.

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    It is; but earlier wording suggested that, for L to use g8, T would have to owe two whole months' rent (i.e. rent of two whole months) which is not so.
    Another 'through a glass, darkly' moment.

    westminster, I think the most useful wording is 'two whole months' worth of rent'. The difference is as a drop of dew on the toenail of a troll.

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  • jeffrey
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    It is; but earlier wording suggested that, for L to use g8, T would have to owe two whole months' rent (i.e. rent of two whole months) which is not so.

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  • westminster
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    Better: "Note that you would have to owe an amount equivalent to 2 whole months' rent in order for LL to have a good chance of succeeding..."
    Why? Because it's not necessary that rent be unpaid for two months- e.g. if T paid only half a month's rent for four consecutive months.
    Isn't that the same as owing 2 months' rent?

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  • jeffrey
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    Yes, I did. You are well aware that non-payment of HB/LHA is a very frequent cause of arrears.

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