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« on: January 11, 2020, 05:32:25 PM »

About to go to court after 8weeks of serving section 21 notice. What should I expect and how to make my case strong so the judge can make possession faster?

Tenants are in arrears and not paying rent. They are going to use delaying tactics.

As I understand section 21 is no fault notice but shall I orally mention to court/judge that I have done sec21 as tenants are not paying? or make it written or not mention it at all?

Any advice is useful. Thanks
Jr. Member
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People can be funny.. so keep laughing.

« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2020, 08:54:47 PM »

If they deny that you gave them an EPC and a Gas Safe certificate they win the first round.. do you have a signed receipt for one at the start of the drama... The judge will probably accept their word if not.. I probably wouldn't mention the arrears but others will have a better idea.. do you have a solicitor..? have you had any laughably expensive advice yet or are you doing al the paperwork yourself..?

Do they have legal aid..? they can afford to play games if they do..

If they're 2 months behind you can try Section 8 next.. arrears of more than 2 months... more complicated but almost enough to guarantee possession.. not that they will leave until the bailiffs arrive..another delay,,

Have you thought about offering them a deal to leave.. I resorted to that and it saved months and money... sad but it is an option..

 
I hope it goes well for you, it's a horrible experience and I wish you well with it....please keep us updated.. if your experiences can help others it's a small consolation...
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