Hi AJ ,thanks for your reply...in answer to your question,I received a letter dated 8 february from my landlords solicitor stating they had served a notice to myself on the 23 January , we have not received this notice.
It states possession proceedings for recovery of the premises will proceed without further correspondence to me.
Along with this letter was a copy of a Rent Demand Notice....
COMMONHOLD AND LEASEHOLD REFORM ACT 2002 SECTION 66
commonhold and long leaseholders of rent due
Dated 23rd January 2013
this we have not received previous....also in the same post another letter of the same 8 feb.. in this letter it states that they have been instructed to commence court proceedings for the possession of the premises.....However their client would be prepared to consider an agreed date for me to vacate the premises with an agreement to address the rent arrears on a stage payment basis.
My landlord runs a bed and breakfast business from the next building to me ...usually the landlord would pop in to collect the rent weekly with his card transaction machine and we pay with the business credit card...
it was one of the longest christmas holidays we have had because of how the weekends fell ...its not unusual for him not to turn up we assumed he was off skiing or something....then he never came back at all ... i have until tuesday to address this could you get back to me if you require more info ...thanks Catherine x