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I have a non paying tenant who owes me 3months rent, I served

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Hi I have a non paying tenant who owes me 3months rent, I served them a section 21 on the 6th of October and she was ment to be out on the 6th December. She is saying she is staying till the 1st March and isn't going to pay me any rent. On the internet it says I can change the locks is this right? This is the link I read it http://www.propertyinvestmentproject.co.uk/blog/landlord-changes-locks-to-keep-scumbag-tenants-out/
And again on this one
http://www.thesite.org/housing/renting/can-my-landlord-change-the-locks-without-my-permission-8202.html
Please could you get back to me asap
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Do they rent the whole house or just a room please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi she rents the whole house and I know it says it's illegal to change the locks on a tenant but it say the
Exceptions to the rules
The landlord does not need to obtain a court possession order to evict if:1. you have a resident landlord with whom you share facilities, like the kitchen and bathroom2. you are not paying any rent for your accommodation
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It says this on another site
If your landlord wants you to leave the property then in some circumstances he or she may be able to change the locks, but you should be given reasonable notice before they do. Your landlord can do this if:You share facilities such as a kitchen or bathroom with your landlord;
Your landlord lives in the same building and you share facilities with a member of your landlord’s family;
You’re living in your accommodation for a holiday;
You’re a hotel guest;
You do not pay any rent for your accommodation.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Does she share anything?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just the garage
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Then you must get a court order. The law requires this. If you do not then you can be sued for an unlawful eviction. If they rent a room or you are a live in landlord that is different. But you can be sued if you don't get a court order.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've served her a section 21 and she was ment to be out by the 6th of december
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Yes and you can apply for an order for possession
Does that help
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I do that
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Online at: https://www.possessionclaim.gov.uk/pcol/
Or completing form N5b and sending it to Court:
http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n005b-eng.pdf
Does that help?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. I have done that it costed me £250. The date is set for the 1st February. By that time she'll owe me 4months rent. Will the court make her pay that back. Will she have to pay the £250 back aswell
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Yes the court will order both of those.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Thanks for your time you've been a great help

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