Arrears for Tenants with Tenancy contract

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  • Arrears for Tenants with Tenancy contract

    Dear Sir,

    For the past 10 months one of our Tenant did not pay her rent, despite the Tenancy contract. The reason was that this Tenant did not have anymore income.

    Due to the link we have with her, we decided to give her sometime. But the cost of this situation is now to heavy. We then sent her a letter 2 weeks ago mentioning that we are asking her to leave. But nothing is moving.

    Where could I found the form for a fast eviction procedure, or what do you advise us to do.

    Many thanks for your assistance and future advises.

    Best regards,

    Karen and Philippe
    Last edited by PHILIPPE; 01-07-2005, 17:59 PM.

  • #2
    From the nature of your question, it is possible that your rented property and tenant are not in the United Kingdom, if this is the case it is unlikely that we can help you as we only discuss these matters for the U.K. here.
    If however your property is situated in the U.K. then please give us fullest details such as length of the fixed term of the Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement, date it was granted, amount of rent paid, and so on and we will do our best to help. Ten months without receiving any rent seems to be a very long period without taking any action.

    Any information given in this post is based on my personal experience as a landlord, what I have learned from this and other boards and elsewhere. It is not to be relied on. Definitive advice is only available from a Solicitor or other appropriately qualified person.


    • #3
      You have to give more info

      Everyone has income who can apply for HB
      Are they a student or an asylum seeker?

      How do they eat if they have no income?

      What sort of 'tenancy' have they got?


      • #4
        Thank you for your prompt answer.

        Actually the property is in the United Kingdom, London.

        We did not take any action before as the link we have with the tenants are family links. Therefore you may understand that the case is always more sensitive with family members. However they are not legally dependant to us.

        The time for them to sort out their situation is now more than over, and they are claiming benefits from the Social Services.

        The Tenancy agreement was for a year and therefore should end in August 2005. However no rents has been paid since. The rent offered to the tenant was at a discounted rate of 180 pounds a month only for a double bedroom in the sw19 area, all inclusive except electricity.

        We would like now to end this situation following the legal way.

        Thank you for your help.

        Kind regards,

        Karen & Philippe


        • #5
          The Tenant is not British but has the legal right to stay and to work in the united kinddom.


          • #6
            It is an assured shorthold tenancy under Part 1 of the housing Act 1988


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