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Ash
Ash, Solicitor
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I have a tenant in my property who has not paid his rent and

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I have a tenant in my property who has not paid his rent and owing over £4000 upto this month and I have issued a notice section 21 to expired on 16th January 2016.
I would like to know what steps should take to make sure that he does not run off without paying his outstanding rent.
I would appreciate a urgent call to discuss the options on protecting my rent.
Thanks
Mrs N Aziz ***********
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
I assume you will be issuing proceedings for possession once the notice expires?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are you in UK london and would be able give me answers
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
I am in Birmingham and yes.
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would prefer to write my questionsthanks for the offer, I have issued a notice requiring possession as well as I was advice
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Ok. If the tenant does not leave then you can seek a possession order from the Court which includes Judgment for the arrears.
You can do this online at: https://www.possessionclaim.gov.uk/
If the tenant leaves and you dont need a possession order then you can just go ahead and issue a claim for arrears but you would need an address for service of Court papers. You can issue online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have already paid by my debit card £38 does this not include the cost of advice or a phone call cost
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Correct, a phone call is additional service.
Can you see the written response to my question above?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If I dont have another address for the tenant than what can I do
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
You can get a paper judgment. But unless you know where he has gone to there is very little you can do. Court papers must be served.
Does that clarify?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can we serve the papers now to him before his tenancy ends
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Yes for money claim arrears.
Does that help?
Alex
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
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