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Thank you. Would you kindly help with my question please? Let me know if you need further information.
If you issue a S.8 notice and he did not comply then sought to get a possession order, then he is still liable to be evicted unless he clears rent arrears AND Court costs.
If the tenant complied with the S.8 notice and paid rent arrears then you cant evict under this procedure.
You would only then be able to evict under S.21 when the fixed term is at an end.
But if he doesnt comply with S.8 then the only choice is to issue possession proceedings.Can I clarify anything for you?
Thank you Jamie. That was really helpful. May I just clarify one thing please: if the tenant owes us say, £1500 at the date of s8 was issued and then paid £1000 before we apply for the eviction order, and the balance of £500 is less than two months rent, can we still evict him/carry on apply for a evict order?
Yes because at the time they were 2 months in arrears. Clearly it would be a matter for the Judge
Does that clarify?