Landlord and Tenant Residential Disputes

Residential Property – Assured Shorthold Tenancy

A case study on working with landlords to evict a tenant who had stopped paying rent, what options are open to you.

11 May 2021

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Esther Marshall

A case study on working with landlords to evict a tenant who had stopped paying rent, what options are open to you.

Mr and Mrs A rented out a property to a tenant who had not paid rent for many months. Unfortunately, the documents required to use the Accelerated Procedure were not available, and so we issued a Claim for Possession using the Section 8 Procedure instead (a Section 8 notice to quit, sometimes referred to as a Section 8 possession notice has to be completed and served correctly on the tenant(s) of the rental property, allowing the landlord to seek possession of the rental property from the tenant during the term of the Assured Shorthold Tenancy). The matter was listed for a hearing at which the District Judge granted possession as well as a money judgment in respect of the rent arrears. The tenant vacated the property shortly thereafter.

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