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« on: October 01, 2019, 07:24:34 PM »

Hello I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on a problem I have with my tenant she is in rent arrears but is waiting to find out about her claim for Housing Benefit where most of her future rent will be covered by HB the problem is her previous arrears which she is not making any effort to pay so I was wondering if I could take her to the small claims court or at least threaten her with court action any suggestions
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 07:37:25 PM »

Is this an assured shorthold tenancy?  How many months in arrears is she?  Have you protected her deposit correctly?
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2019, 01:02:41 PM »

Hi Mortimer,
Yes AST, she is about 4 months in arrears she didn't pay deposit
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2019, 07:09:34 PM »

Fill in form 3 from here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/assured-tenancy-forms#form-3 -- print it out, and fill it in on a piece of paper.  Then take a photocopy of it, and then post it to her by Royal Mail special delivery (signed for).  When she rings you in a panic, explain that it means she is going to be evicted for non-payment of rent.  Tell her you will consider not proceeding with the eviction if she comes up with a reasonable proposal to repay her arrears.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019, 11:45:12 PM »

Thank you so much Mortimer I really appreciate your advice I will do that and see what happens fingers crossed I'm a landlord who thought this would help me n old age but it's now a nightmare and causing me loads of health problems so I appreciate your advice
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