In October 2013. He made a casual remark to me saying he would get some money in soon and as far as I remember that was on the 14th September at our fundraising coffee morning. Initially I dismissed his comment because I didn't know what he meant. Early October I thought I would check with the Treasurer about his payments for the room he used. I was horrified when she said he now owed £1,152. Under his Occupational Licence it states that rents should be paid when due whether demanded or not.
The first letter was dated 7th October asking him to pay the balance owing within 14 days or we would have no alternative but to terminate his Occupational Licence because he breached his agreement. The second letter dated the 24th October stated that he had not cleared his arrears, thus breaching the terms of the Agreement and we terninated his lease giving him 7 days to clear his room and also enclosing a payment schedule for him to clear his arrears. He ignored the letter.
On the 13th November we wrote again saying it was regretable etc, and stating we would be making entry to the room he had leased on 15th November to the locks.
We live in a small town of less than 5000 people and see him strolling up and down the street and he ignores all of us.
How do you feel we would fare with our claim? I know its difficult to say but I don't want to throw precious fundraising money after a debt if we can't win.
Because we also live in a really small town and we have been hesitant about going to court in case the Press got to hear of us going after a single Father for a debt.