rent arrears

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    rent arrears

    My tenant is 2 months in arrears. I have had a section 8 issued, which expires on 28th Jan.

    I spoke to the tenant today she is not going to move out and will not pay rent owing claiming that there are maintence problems with the house. This is not true. Infact I had the maintance company do an inspection in December and nothing was brougth to his attention by the tenant. Is there a clause that if she claims this she will not have to to the arrears?

    any help greatfully recieved

    #2
    Go to court get them out and put it down to experience

    Comment


      #3
      And pursue the tenant for the missing rent as well. But don't expect the process to be particularly quick. Read, read and read again through this site, make sure you're familiar with the requirements set out in the Civil Procedure Rules for how to succeed in a Section 8 claim, and best of luck!

      Oh, I forgot. Don't just speak to the tenant, write to her with a reminder that if she does not bring her rent up to date by 28th January you will have no alternative but to start court proceedings, with no further notice. And then DO IT. Keeping written evidence of your communications with the tenant will stand you in good stead and will help you to win your case.

      Comment


        #4
        There is a a policy called Rent Guarantee which will cover you for non payment of rent and all legal costs incurred on evicting the tenant. If you call a company called HomeLet they will give you all the info on the policy. They even have a team of solicitors who carry out the eviction etc for you.

        www.homelet.co.uk

        0845 117 6000

        Comment


          #5
          Originally posted by LauraB View Post
          There is a a policy called Rent Guarantee which will cover you for non payment of rent and all legal costs incurred on evicting the tenant. If you call a company called HomeLet they will give you all the info on the policy. They even have a team of solicitors who carry out the eviction etc for you.

          www.homelet.co.uk

          0845 117 6000
          Do you work for them?! 75% of your posts give their contact details!

          Comment


            #6
            Actually, ive been a customer of that company for a number of years..... so when someone asks for advice on insurance etc shall i just mention the company name im using and no contact details? In my opinion that wouldnt be very helpful now would it?!

            Comment


              #7
              Sorry! Beg your pardon, my mistake

              Comment

              Latest Activity

              Collapse

              • Termination of Tenancy
                janeygee
                Hi,
                looking for some practical advice here, first post.I shall try to hit the main points and be brief.
                I have been renting my house to a couple whilst I have been out of the UK with a private rental contract, visiting the house once a year. They have been renting for 10 years , on a one...
                15-01-2018, 15:34 PM
              • Reply to Termination of Tenancy
                jpkeates
                The tenant "gave" the landlord the light fittings and power sockets when they fitted them to the landlord's property.
                They can't return the property with holes where they used to be - that isn't fair wear and tear.
                They could replace them with sockets and light fittings equivalent...
                16-01-2018, 09:19 AM
              • Letting in name of a Ltd company
                matt.svppli
                Hi,

                I have a quick question to ask.
                Is it generally acceptable to sign a tenancy agreement in name of one's business and make rent payments via a business account?

                The idea here is that part of the rented house would work as a home office, therefore I would like the payments...
                15-01-2018, 14:16 PM
              • Reply to Letting in name of a Ltd company
                theartfullodger
                That would be fraud (probably, based on what OP stated), a criminal offence...
                16-01-2018, 09:18 AM
              • Deposit not Protected
                prm70115
                Hi there,

                I have recently found out the the agent (working for the landlord) has not protected my deposit paid Summer 2017 for a 6 month tenancy. The tenancy is up in 2 weeks and I have been asked if I want to renew which I would like to do as I wish to stay in the property.

                ...
                15-01-2018, 11:42 AM
              • Reply to Deposit not Protected
                theartfullodger
                You are, in my opinion, better off with an unprotected deposit. No s21 eviction notice can be valid until they return deposit in full & you can sue for up to 3xdeposit penalty. So don;t ask for it to be protected. If they anyway protect it both of these are still true.

                Do nothing....
                16-01-2018, 09:17 AM
              • Reply to Deposit not Protected
                KTC
                You won't see my other response yet which got caught in moderation, which already made the same point. Just leave them to it whether you renew or not. If they still haven't protected the deposit and serve you the required prescribed information by 30 days after your renewed tenancy start or it going...
                16-01-2018, 09:16 AM
              • Reply to Letting in name of a Ltd company
                jpkeates
                That would make some sense, but that doesn't seem to be what's proposed here.

                A property incorporating a "home office" isn't lodgings near a remote workplace....
                16-01-2018, 09:09 AM
              • Reply to Deposit not Protected
                RedHitman
                If you don’t renew it goes onto a periodic tenancy, yeah.
                Most agents though want that extra income every year by charging a fee to renew the tenancy for another year or whatever, and if you don’t then they may use the threat of the s21 to either make you sign or make you go.
                In your...
                16-01-2018, 09:06 AM
              • Neighbours are claiming for smoke damage to their property.
                Hallie
                My tenants accidentally set fire to my property causing catastrophic damage. Unfortunately I had let my building insurance lapse and so have had to pay for all refurbishment and damage myself. The house is still uninhabitable with no tenants living there. The fire service came out and the cause...
                15-01-2018, 19:16 PM
              Working...
              X