Rent arrears

Tenant is 1 week late with rent payment, and claims no fault off his own, e.g. bank problem. We have his sister as guarantor, how can we proceed as tenant has said his bank will take 2 to 3 weeks to resolve the problem. At which time another months rent will be due...

Pay Per Room contracts

Are pay per room contracts legal or fair and how do they cover deposit legislation? My nephew and friends want to rent a property which the landlords has asked for what I consider a very high level of guarantee of 2 months rent per tenant, and has said this is because...

Common Law Distress For Rent Abolished

In the modern day, distress for rent (a remedy which enables a landlord to recover arrears of rent by seizing property found in premises subject to a tenancy) has limited application in residential property cases. This is mainly because the courts permission is...

Eviction, arrears and correct forms

I served a S21(4)(a) to tenant to leave 5/4/14. She has arrears too – though this is not mentioned on the S21, just 2 months notice given as rolling tenency. What form do i use to evict her and re arrears? I am confused as it looks as if the S21 route I have...

Charges for late rent

We have used your assured shorthold tenancy agreement. I have a few questions regarding the section – “Costs for breaches or failure to comply with tenants obligations under this agreement.”Number 60- “the tenant must pay…..” What...