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    1st time landlord help - PCOL

    Hello All,

    i really hope you can help me, i am pulling my hair out here.

    i have a tenant who has not paid any rent since the lease (AST) started in June 2014. after lots of false promises of paying and sob stories i eventually had enough (i was very gullible). in febuary i filled out a accelerated pocession order - after 2 months my case was dismissed by court as i did not give them full 2 months notice.

    i am now just thinking i should do a standard pocession order via PCOL.

    can someone please help. do i need to give them notice still? ie write tenant a letter?

    also have some questions about the PCOL Form online:

    Q1: Notice Type:

    Notice to quit
    Notice of breach of lease
    Notice seeking possession

    Date notice served:

    which one do i pick and what do the mean by date notice served.
    -----
    About The Claimant
    Financial or other information
    (Please give details about your circumstances relevant to this claim.)

    what do i write here?

    -------

    hope you can help

    thanks in advance and apologies for silly questions

    #2
    hi

    i did not take any deposit.

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      #3
      You really need to do some proper research on this to save another catastrophy.

      If you are going down the 'section 8' route, you need to serve on your tenants a 'section 8 notice' and be able to prove to the court when you served it.

      The section 8 notice is not like a 'letter' it is a specific form laid down by law. The form varies slightly depending on whether the property is in England or Wales - which is it?

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        #4
        thanks for reply snokerz.

        property is in england.

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          #5
          i wrote tenant a letter in November 2014 to leave the the property.

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            #6
            I would seek professional help at this point.

            As I think you've realised, you don't know what you're doing and you're likely to make things worse.
            If your case was thrown out after November, it is unlikely that the letter you wrote has any effect now.

            You need to issue proper notice (with specific content) and get that right to have any chance of going through the repossession process to the desired outcome.
            When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
            Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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              #7
              thats why i have come on here for some help... how do it myself.

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                #8
                and get it right this time.

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                  #9
                  Don't do it yourself.
                  That's my advice.
                  When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                  Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                    #10
                    any opinions who i should use? pricing?

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                      #11
                      This is the legislation you are going to need, and the form is at the bottom.
                      http://www.tenancy.22web.org/HA1988%20Section%208.html

                      You may find it useful to search for section 8 on here to prepare yourself for the pitfalls

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                        #12
                        Expect to pay just over £1k, there are a number of companies advertising on here. I used to run such a company and I have my preferences but it would be wrong of me to advertise.

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