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    #16
    That's certainly a viable option. I'd prefer not to get involved with that and leaving the other tenant on the agreement would give someone else to pursue if things go south.

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      #17
      #p c, please complete & paste http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums...ll-new-posters for this Tenancy.
      How much rent is currently owing?

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        #18
        Originally posted by elniinio View Post
        Is the tenant in arrears? It reads from the first post that she merely paid last months rent in full but 2 weeks late, and in future is planning to pay the rent in full but 2 weeks late - is that correct?

        If so, I wouldn't worry about part payments or changing dates - just accept that it will be 2 weeks late for now.
        This is the case. I would like it on the date its due though as I believe when its time for them to go you end up paying the cost then .

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          #19
          Originally posted by elniinio View Post
          One more question. You said that the rent is 120 per week, and due on the 9th. How is the rent described and expressed to be paid in the tenancy agreement?
          It is described as 520 pcm in advance payments due on the 9th Of every month.

          She is now paying on the 23rd so she is paying 2 weeks late but then in 2 weeks advance. Her partner leaving is what got her into the mess. She has said she will do anything to get it back to the 9th. I would prefer this if possible as when they leave and give notice it falls inline with tenancy for notice.

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            #20
            Originally posted by elniinio View Post
            Is the tenant in arrears? It reads from the first post that she merely paid last months rent in full but 2 weeks late, and in future is planning to pay the rent in full but 2 weeks late - is that correct?

            If so, I wouldn't worry about part payments or changing dates - just accept that it will be 2 weeks late for now.
            The problem I have with this is does it not cause complications when they leave. They could end up going past 23rd and say they are going to pay on the 28th late sometime. Then this doesnt happen and they just leave the property . Its buying them time. Plus her claim could be on another property while in mine and I would not know as I waiting for it late.

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              #21
              Originally posted by mariner View Post
              DO NOT change rent due dates or seek extra deposit, can lead to complications.
              NB once SPT arises ex B/f can give min 1 month Notice that will end T for both.
              Request Council to pay HB direct to you asap and get FOI waiver from her, to allow Council to talk to you about her claim in future.
              Sorry how can taking more deposit lead to complications ?

              I can talk already about her claim.

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                #22
                Serve an s8: Both tenant & HB/LHA dept might start taking the hint.
                I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
                  Serve an s8: Both tenant & HB/LHA dept might start taking the hint.
                  Tenant is co operating and saying she will pay extra each month if needed but she cannot find £529 on the 23rd then £520 on the 9th.

                  LHA department have sorted her claim but she is only entitled to £39 a week.

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                    #24
                    The tenant has to give one months notice to quit and you always run the risk of the tenant not paying the last month - it's relatively common.

                    The problems with part payments or changing the due date mid tenancy is that it can be problematic to work out at the end or if you need to evict. It's not impossible to do, just not recommended.

                    Ideally the tenant would be able to build up reserves over say 3 or 4 months so that she is not dependent on payday to pay the rent on time. I'd suggest talking to her to figure out if this will be possible, and if so just allow late payments for now.

                    I also wouldn't confuse weeks with months when it comes to HB. That can also become difficult to reconcile. Have the tenant continue paying you monthly, even if she's receiving HB on a week basis.
                    Last edited by elniinio; 05-10-2016, 16:45 PM. Reason: spelling

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by elniinio View Post
                      The tenant has to give one months notice to quit and you always run the risk of the tenant not paying the last month - it's relatively common.

                      The problems with part payments or changing the due date mid tenancy is that it can be problematic to work out at the end or if you need to evict. It's not impossible to do, just not recommended.

                      Ideally the tenant would be able to build up reserves over say 3 or 4 months so that she is not dependent on payday to pay the rent on time. I'd suggest talking to her to figure out if this will be possible, and if so just allow late payments for now.

                      I also wouldn't confuse weeks with months when it comes to HB. That can also become difficult to reconcile. Have the tenant continue paying you monthly, even if she's receiving HB on a week basis.
                      Thanks. I am going to suggest this to tenant to gather a reserve over 3 or 4 months then get it back to 9th. Rent is still getting paid monthly even though rent is weekly.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by philip cooper View Post
                        ................ Rent is still getting paid monthly even though rent is weekly.
                        Why?

                        If rent is (I assume you mean defined in tenancy agreement as weekly) then this "getting back to 9th" is, with respect, piffle: If weekly it needs to be paid on monday, or tuesday or wednesday......
                        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
                          Why?

                          If rent is (I assume you mean defined in tenancy agreement as weekly) then this "getting back to 9th" is, with respect, piffle: If weekly it needs to be paid on monday, or tuesday or wednesday......
                          What I mean is her rent is tenanted monthly on the 9th . Her HB is weekly but her rent is staying monthly. I am going to take it on the 23rd of the month ( Her payday) for 4 months to give her time to save up to get it back to 9th.

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