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Possession hearing next. Is there another way?

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« on: February 06, 2022, 02:44:03 PM »

Hi Everyone. I have a tenant who has ignored the Section 8 & 20 (that was served at the same time). Served by a solicitor recommended on here (Thank you 👍great advice, less stress)
So now, the next step is for a Possession hearing in court. Before I pay my solicitor to go down this route, has anyone on here managed an alternative way? Iíve heard of landlords Ďpaying their tenant offí.
I take it, this means offering them a sum of money to move out and not chasing the debt? Also Is this legal?
At the moment Iím more inclined to bite the bullet and continue down the route of Possession through court. The trouble is, Iím guessing this is not a quick fix. There must be a backlog due to COVID and looking at this situation Iím realistically thinking another 6/8 months at least before the tenant is removed. Iíd appreciate anyoneís advice on this.
Iím keeping my personal feelings in check as this is Ďbusinessí but I canít help feeling truly Ďdone overí. And yes, as Iíve learnt from this forum Ďit was only a matter of timeí. Thanks Guys

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2022, 03:54:42 PM »

Just a quick update: itís going to be 8-12 weeks before the possession case comes to court. Iím just going to pay the solicitor, try and let them shoulder the Ďstressí of it all. I know tenants have the upper hand but itís so unfair on the *nice honest* Landlords.
Once bitten twice shy as they say, Iíll move on and learn. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2022, 05:43:11 PM »

Hi

Would you be able to share the solicitor details and advise on likely cost? I have a similar problemÖ
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