I have a problem with my tenant in Scotland. Our agreement lasts to 2017,
though she hasn't been paying rent, insurance etc. Lately I've decided
to do something about this situation. Firstly, I've decided to take rent
deposit and after this I chose charge for payment because rent deposit
(£3000) didn't cover the full sum (over £5000) for which the tenant is
liable. Charge for payment was not succesful. Now I'm thinking about
taking irritancy proceedings however I'm not sure if it's worth all the
costs I should pay to my solicitor (over £2000), especially that I'm sure
it's not easy to force my tenant to pay. My solicitor told me about
the possibility of put place up to auction but this can not be useful as
she has service shop and again, costs can be higher than valuables.
Is there any other possibility to sort things out? I would be thankful
for any sort of advice.
Obviously I think about end my agreement with this tenant as she is very problematic
and doesn't seem to have knowledge how to run business.