sending copy rent accounts before going to court

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    I'm going to court on 13th March to evict a very nice lady under a section 8who simply doesn't pay her rent :-(. I'm aware that I've got to provide her with an up to date rent statement 5 days before the court date. However that's not too clear! Is it 5 working days before the case or 5 days cumulative? Does the paperwork have to be in her hand 5 days before the case or is that the date I have to post it? Does it need to be up to date to the fifth day before the case or is there some wiggle room? Aaaaargh this is driving me potty. With my luck I'll bet the judge throws it out on some technicality :-(

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    Send to the defendant by recorded first class post IMMEDIATELY (or deliver by hand) and copy to the Court.

    If a rental payment is due between now and the Court hearing you could put this on the account but be prepared to inform the Court if a payment is received between the date of the statement and the date of the hearing.
    Vic - wicked landlord
    Any advice or suggestions given in my posts are intended for guidance only and not a substitute for completing full searches on this forum, having regard to the advice of others, or seeking appropriate professional opinion.
    Without Plain English Codes of Practice and easy to complete Prescribed Forms the current law is too complex and is thus neither fair to good tenants nor good landlords.

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      Cheers, will do!

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