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Libby
30-03-2009, 11:22 AM
Hi all

I am new to this forum and would like some help.

I am in the process of evicting the tenant from hell. The tenant is now unemployed and on benefits (as far as I know). Once I have got rid of her, is there any way I can sue her to recover the debt? I understand that I can't apply for an attachment of earnings. Is there any point in suing her if she has no money or property? Is there any other option open to me? I want to recover 6-months worth of rent and also the cost of repairing damage to the flat.

Would be grateful to hear from anyone who has been through this experience!

Many thanks.

Libby

Lawcruncher
30-03-2009, 11:42 AM
The usual clich├ęs apply:

Don't send good money after bad

You can't get blood out of a stone

Libby
30-03-2009, 11:54 AM
Thanks.

I have another question -

The TA is in one person's name, but she seems to have moved in her (adult) son - once I get a possession order, and possibly bailiff order, will they both be removed from the property??

jeffrey
30-03-2009, 12:15 PM
The TA is in one person's name, but she seems to have moved in her (adult) son - once I get a possession order, and possibly bailiff order, will they both be removed from the property??
Did she obtain consent from you (as L) to sharing possession?