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    Despite several warnings my tenant has not paid his rent for 4 wks now and has previously been consistantly late with his rent.Is this sufficient grounds for eviction?

    Need more info. Weekly or monthly tenancy? Is this an AST? When did the tenancy start, what was the initial period?


      Originally posted by coolestscottie View Post
      Despite several warnings my tenant has not paid his rent for 4 wks now and has previously been consistantly late with his rent.Is this sufficient grounds for eviction?
      Yes- grounds 10 and 11 in Schedule 2 to Housing Act 1988.
      BUT these are discretionary- even if you prove them, Court has to decide whether giving possession to L is reasonable.
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        the rent was originally weekly but has been fortnightly by verbal agreement recently to accomodate the clients shifts at work.despite this the tenant has been late with his rent by two or thee days in the last four months.The tenancy started in February last year and the initial period was 6 months


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