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    Bond query

    Apparently I can only secure a tenants bond in one of two places the DPS and one other is this correct?

    Can I use the bond for any rent/fees owing by the tenant?

    Do I have any legal standing if the tenant pays when they want, allows me access when he wants and seems to think I can never get rid of him? I have never had to deal with aggressive tenants before.

    If he is out of contract because he has broken the terms i.e paying etc, do I have to go for a possession hearing to get rid of him?

    Help please

    #2
    Questions:
    1. Do you live in the same house as your tenant?
    2. Or, is this an assured shorthold tenancy in England/Wales, rent less than £2,083.33 pcm?
    3. If so, have you taken a deposit but not protected it in a scheme?
    4. What date (e.g. 3rd March 2010) did or does the fixed term end?
    5. What does the tenancy agreement state regarding what the deposit can be used for?

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      #3
      Originally posted by Frustration View Post
      Apparently I can only secure a tenants bond in one of two places the DPS and one other is this correct?

      Can I use the bond for any rent/fees owing by the tenant?

      Do I have any legal standing if the tenant pays when they want, allows me access when he wants and seems to think I can never get rid of him? I have never had to deal with aggressive tenants before.

      If he is out of contract because he has broken the terms i.e paying etc, do I have to go for a possession hearing to get rid of him?

      Help please
      By 'bond', do you mean a Tenancy Deposit or something else?
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        #4
        Gosh no I don't live in the house. AST in a 3 bed house.

        Bond meant Tenancy Deposit. I have secured it now. Will I be able to charge him fees when they leave as per contract for late rent.

        Do I have any legal standing if the tenant pays when they want, allows me access when he wants and seems to think I can never get rid of him? - I now know I have to apply for Section 8 and 21. It is terrible that I have to do all that and threaten to get rid of them just to get them to pay. Worse of all as he pays monthly, and is by law 'only 2, 3 or 4 weeks late' I am unlikely to be successful with a Section 8. It is a big deal to me as I lease it to pay the mortgage.

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          #5
          You may have options, but you need to answer post #2 fully.

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