What Happens if Payment is Made on Day of Hearing?

When a tenant falls into rent arrears, a landlord has the option of serving a section 8 notice on the tenant. This is particularly used if the tenant is 8 weeks in arrears (if the rent is weekly) or two months in arrears (where the rent is monthly). This is often...

Right to Set Off

Fearns (t/a “Autopaint International”) v Anglo-Dutch Paint & Chemical Company Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC 2366 (Ch) Set off One of the main problems of the notice seeking possession (section 8 notice) usually used for rent arrears claims is the tenant’s make a...

Proving Rent Arrears

When a section 8 notice has been served on the ground of two months rent arrears ( ground 8 ) and proceedings commenced, a landlord must prove at the court hearing that the tenant was (a) two months in arrears at the time of service of the notice and (b) that the...
Rent dodger signs – Are they lawful?

Rent dodger signs – Are they lawful?

I’ve just had an interesting question on the help-line that I thought worthy of a brief article. I remembered seeing this on the news a while ago and found a BBC article here Q: My friend who is a landlord has placed a sign outside his property stating...
Rent dodger signs – Are they lawful?

Rent dodger signs – Are they lawful?

I’ve just had an interesting question on the help-line that I thought worthy of a brief article. I remembered seeing this on the news a while ago and found a BBC article here Q: My friend who is a landlord has placed a sign outside his property stating...