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There are dangers with using the Section 8 possession claims process under the Housing Act 1988 which are not always apparent to landlords and agents. There is always a temptation to use section 8 because the shorter notice period (usually...
It’s surprising how many landlords let their delinquent tenants “off the hook” when they leave owing a lot of rent debt and perhaps a lot of damage behind as well. Landlords are often so relieved to have got possession of...
Section 8 or 21 - My tenant has not paid me any rent for 7 weeks and I’m considering taking him to court. Should I use section 8 or section 21? Rent arrears is an increasingly common dilemma for landlords...
Rent Guarantee and Legal Expenses? Providing you have done your tenant screening and verifying properly (see 20 Steps to Successful Landlording) you shouldn't have problems with rent payments. However, even the best tenants can sometimes have difficulty paying their rent through no...
Rent Arrears Key Points: Rent arrears is a serious matter for landlord and tenants and requires immediate action. Landlords should try to deal sympathetically with tenants in arrears because the situation might be out of their control. When tenants fail to communicate properly...
Rent Arrears, Service Charge Disputes, Deposit Disputes, Disrepair and Dilapidations Claims, plus general debts are all common reasons why Landlords, Tenants and Letting Agents would consider using the Small Claims Court. The Small Claims Court in England and Wales is designed to resolve disputes...
Obtaining Possession Using Section 8 Notices This article explains how to gain possession of your residential rental property using the Section 8 procedure. Section 8 is a breach of contract court procedure. There are 17 grounds for possession listed in the Housing...
Obtaining Possession - Section 21 Notices: This article explains how to gain possession of your residential rental property in the most efficient way. You may just want your property back for your own use, or to sell, or you may...