Taking T to court over rent arrears

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    Taking T to court over rent arrears

    We are taking ex T to court for rent arrears, she said in the past via text message that she would sign over deposit (with DPS) however we have applied to keep deposit and DPS have emailed us saying T disputes us keeping deposit, we believe it is because of the court action we will be taking against her.
    We sent her a section 8 notice in June, she had already moved most of her stuff out of our property and moved into a new house but still had the keys, her agreement did not run out until early August, can we still apply for rent arrears upto August or will we have to claim arrears upto whenwe sent section 8.
    She does not answer our letters or texts and has still got the gas safety certificate although we have twice asked for it back so we can relet the property.
    Mr/MrsLandlord

    #2
    Did you get a new tenant before the date in August that her fixed term expired?

    Have you commenced proceedings against tenant, or just threatened at present?

    You should also have a copy of the gas safety certificate, or the engineer who produced it can provide you with a copy.

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      #3
      No we still dont have a new tenant

      We sent her a letter giving her seven days from the receipt of the letter to get intouch about her arrears otherwise we would be forced to take her to court. (She stated in a letter we recieved from her on 22nd June she would be intouch to tell us how she intended to make good her arrears, we are still waiting), she also posted the keys back to us on this day.
      Court action will commence on probably Tuesday which we hope to do online.
      As we sent her a section 8 notice on 16 June we are concerned that any arrears after that date are not enforceable even though her agrreement didnt run out until 4th August, the section 8 was only sent to her nothing went to any court and to be honest we dont even know if we filled it in correctly, we hoped it would make her see sence.
      We will ask engineer for a copy but just dont like the fact we will probably have to pay when ex tenant still has her copy.
      Thanks for your prompt reply Snorkerz

      Mr/MrsLandlord

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        #4
        You can certainly claim rent for the period up to the end of her fixed term.

        If you commence court proceedings, the deposit scheme will freeze the deposit, and not release it unless you have a court order telling them to. This is quite simple, in so far as you just ask the judge to add an appropriate comment to the order he gives when you win aainst the tenant.

        With regard to the gas certificate - iirc, there is a copy for the tenant, a copy for the landlord and 2 other copies - presumably 1 for the engineer and 1 for a central register(?). If the engineer didn't give you your copy, then he certainly shouldn't be charging (it's only a 10p photocopy after all).

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