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Hi, i rented my house to a young couple who for the first 8

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Hi, i rented my house to a young couple who for the first 8 months paid there rent on time and in full, they were fostering at the time and have since adopted, once they adopted all there benefits ended, subsequently they have no money and owe me 3 months rent, they have moved out but the outstanding rent still remains, is there a way i can register the dept against them in some hope of it being paid one day?.
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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

In order to give you an answer tailored to your circumstances, I will just need to ask you some preliminary questions so that I can consider your position from all angles.

What type of contract did you have?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Standard 12month tenancy agreement, it expired at the end of august however i never produced another so as not to tie me in for another 12months if the dept got any worse so just let it rollover.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thanks.

I presume that it exceeds the sum of the deposit?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Taking into account there deposit, outstanding balance is £1025.00. is it possible to register this dept against them until paid off? it would just be easy for them say in another 6 months to just dissapear and due to the time lapsed not have any powers to reclaim the dept?.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thanks.

You can't register a debt per se. Only certainly creditors have access to the credit reference agency.

What you can do though is sue at the small claims court here

Www.moneyclaim.gov.uk

And then you get a CCJ which is added to the credit agency anyway.

Obviously whether they pay or not is another matter but you can use bailiffs if they do not.

Can I clarify anything for you?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Just a thought Jo, if they renaig on payments say after 6 months can i take them to small claims court even after that length of time?.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Yes, you can. You have six years but generally you should be aware that courts dislike delay.

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