Landlord in debt gets rental house re-posessed

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    Landlord in debt gets rental house re-posessed

    A couple of weeks ago a young woman viewed my almost ready 2 bed flat but I turned her down when I realised she had a baby and a pit bull type of dog which she wanted to keep in the courtyard garden (the dog that is).

    Yesterday she dropped a note in begging that I would re-consider - I won't but what has happend to her is distressing for her. She took a flat in a large house nearby, paid a deposit which her landlord has not protected. She has also paid rent/benefit regularly but yesterday got a letter from a bailiff and RBS giving her and the other tenants 9 days to leave as they were being 'evicted'. RBS had a court order to re-posess the house as landlord had not paid his mortgage. This was the first the tenants had heard of any of this. All tenants have AST's taken out at various times.

    Surely a section 21 can not be used on her as she has no protected deposit so how can RBS/bailiff actually evict her as quickly as this (and the others) or are they just flying a kite?

    The girl has been offered immdediate help at a night shelter but she has refused this.



    Freedom at the point of zero............

    #2
    There are many threads about this sad situation. A mortgagee has powers (ground 2) even during the fixed term.
    Also see this thread, re some palliative measures (not yet in force): http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums...ad.php?t=27723
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
    1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
    2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
    3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
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      #3
      I suppose it doesn't matter, but I don't see how she can be "regularly" paying rent after being there for 2 weeks.
      I've never known a HB claim up and running, and in regular payments within 2 weeks.
      Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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        #4
        I have worked out is was 4 weeks since she viewed my place and she paid her rent to the other landlord herself until HB kicked in. I did see proof of the payments. She did have the support of mother (who I vaguely know) and ex partner who had decided to go home to his Mum as he was fed up with supporting girlfriend, baby and dog in a rented bung. Bless. Hope this clarifies things for you Saint.

        Jeffrey thanks for that link - have printed it to share with those affected.



        Freedom at the point of zero............

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