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Hi i will try and help
is it just the rent arrears you are wanting to recover?
and no future rent or breach of contract?
also what is the amount owing?
has she paid anything? i.e the first week / month rent?
There is clearly evidence that a commercial tenancy agreement was in place. the fact that she made some payments shows this. You are entitled to recover those amounts that remain unpaid. You can bring a claim in the small claims court. You can start this on line using this link https://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/web/mcol/welcome . It will be for you to prove that there was an agreed amount due to be paid weekly. The fact that there was no written agreement is not fatal, as a verbal agreement is just as binding.
In the first instance you may wish to write to here and say that if you don't pay within, say 7 days you are taking court action.
I hope this helps. Please ask any follow up questions you wish. If you are happy then please leave positive feedback, the question wont close and then if you think of something later you can always come back and ask any further follow up questions.
yes. if you win you will recover the court costs as well as the debt.
in addition you can claim interest on the debt under the late payment of commercial interest regulations
which is basically compensation as follows
and then 8% p/a on the balance owed