are some people who are serial bad Tenants and will
happily lie and provide fraudulent references with
the sole intention of living in your property scott
free. It is very annoying that these people get away
with it. Even the Citizens Advice Bureau tell people
who have been served the first eviction notice (S8
that they should stay put, not pay, wait to be evicted
then the Council will have to house them. Before this
trails off into a rant from someone who knows all
about this subject, it is probably just best to say
that here are a few tips from the GURUS,
MENTORS and experts on this subject.
Many Landlords serve a S21
soon after the tenancy starts just in case the
property is required after the AST
a tenant is even just 2 days late with the rent,
serve a S8
as it might just show that the Landlord will not
be messed around and the rent must be paid on
the tenant does not pay the rent then comes up
with some sob story such as my brothers leg fell
off, they are most likely lying and trying to
fob you off, they have no intention of paying
the rent so get them out asap.
the tenant does not pay the rent then does not
answer your phone calls, knocks on door etc, they
have no intention of paying the rent so get them
the tenant does not pay the rent then contacts
you saying they have lost their job etc and need
some time to sort things out/get back on their
feet etc., ask the question how come they can
afford the cigarette they are smoking, booze they
are drinking or new clothes they are wearing but
claim they cant pay the rent? Start proceedings
to get them out and it may change their way of
thinking about whether a fag is more important
than the rent. If it is and they still don’t
pay, get them out asap.
Some say it is quite easy to complete the S8 and S21
forms and there are plenty out there on the internet
that can be downloaded for free from LANDLORD
ADVICE sites, GURUS and MENTORS
ASSOCIATIONS. There are also several SOFTWARE
packages that will produce them.
This issue is a LEGAL
MINEFIELD. Even Estate Agents and Letting Agents do
not necessarily know how to complete the paperwork
properly. Also, some Landlords just don’t like
dirtying their hands with such paperwork.
you want to be sure of EVICTION success, use an EVICTION
– if a single i is not dotted or a single
t is not crossed, the paperwork is NOT
VALID and will be thrown out. Although you
could complete and serve the papers again, it will
waste valuable time that will cost more and more money
as the tenant happily lives rent free laughing at
the stupidity of the Landlord.
an EVICTION SERVICE and get your property back.