This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Small Claims Procedure

Default summons for money owing

Landlords may issue a default summons to claim rent arrears and / or damages or any other amount of money the landlord may be entitled to when it is not appropriate to incorporate the claim in a possession action, or the tenant has vacated. If there is a guarantor, the guarantor may be added as a defendant to the claim.

Can I claim rent arrears regardless of the type of tenancy?

Yes. Essentially this is a straightforward action for debt, therefore, it does not matter what type of residential tenancy is in existence.

Must I send a letter to the tenant and / or guarantor before commencing proceedings?

Yes, all claims require a letter before action. The letter should ... Please login or signup to continue reading this content

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