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Tenant in Rent Arrears Guide
Tenant in Rent Arrears Guide
ere tenants are in rent arrears, it is essential that the Landlord is aware of their rights and manage the situation lawfully and effectively. This guide will help you. If in doubt, please call your members
My Tenant owes me rent what should I do ?
Consider your negotiating options
Issue a Section 8 Notice for Rent Arrears
If the Tenant on benefits - Contact Council.
see Why Serve a Notice
Good TIP see Compare Tenant Eviction Notices
Section 21 Wizard
FAST TRACK ME
FREE Tenant Tracing
Section 8 Arrears
Issue rent arrears letters
this affirms the required
compliance with legal process
. Where the Tenant is in Rent Arrears , as a contingency, it is always wisest to
issue a Section 8 Notice For Rent Arrears.
If by the expiry date of the Arrears Notice the tenant remedy's the breach then great you achieved your goal; but
what if they don't pay?
How long do you give them too pay!
Remember the Notice only means
because they remain in breach your are entitled to apply to the court fo a Court Possession Order
Should you apply for possession there will ALWAYS be a court hearing
Preparing Court Hearing and Outcomes.
At the hearing the Judge will inform the Tenant pay £X and vacate no later than Y date. The court confirms your
possesion order in writing
Should the tenant fail to vacate ONLY thereafter
can you apply for a bailiff
Do I need a Solicitor? -
We help our members end tenancies
without the expense of a solicitor
. Production of Notices, Eviction Guides and Helpline are FREE to Members, there are no other fees. This is all part of your the
RENT ARREARS PLAN B & PLAN C (Cash flow) Tenant on BENEFITS
Where there are rent arrears consider
negotiating with the Tenant
where you have
you are obliged to
keep the guarantor informed
of the rent arrears (The
has a vested interest in working with the Landlord).
Section 8 Notice for rent arrears
it would be wiser to have a plan B and also issue a
issue Section 21 Notice
. If you previously issued a valid notice you could fast track
If you have a Tenant who is on benefits
then the rules of the game change see
Benefits Tenant in Rent Arrears
My Tenants want a council house
The Tenants Housing Allowance claim has been
or I have been requested to repay the rent money I have received back to the council see
Overpayment suspension and repayment of LHA Housing Benefits
Appointing private Bailiffs
to Evict Tenant to speed up the process and reduce your losses
Due to the changes in Legal Aid Reforms 2013
Check if your Tenant qualifies for Legal Aid?
If you have previously served a Section 8 or 21 Notice do not serve a new notice
fast track me
Recovering your losses -
f they leave and still owe you money you can
recover this money?
But remember it is hard to get blood out of a stone so wiser to check if they are bankrupt, subject to an IVA or Debt Relief Order
click here its a free check
Most frequently asked questions of the Members Helpline
Why should I serve Notice on my Tenant?
If a Tenant will not leave voluntarily only a
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