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not really as I already knew that but as his notice expires end of August is it better to wait until he's missed 2 months proper rent, plus apply for costs then or now when he has only not paid the proper rent on 1st July ?
You can sue him at any timefor outstanding rent even while he remains in occupation and regardless of theamount outstanding. Remember that all that will do is give you a judgement. Youare still faced with sending bailiffs round to possess goods or getting anattachment of earnings order or an order to take money from his bank account.
Section 8 notice terminatesthe tenancy for two months rent arrears (mandatory) or regular rent arrears (discretionary)and a section 21 notice terminates it at the end of the term subject to 2months prior notice.
Section 8 notice fails if hereduces the amount of the arrears below two months prior to going into courtwhich is why I suggested also serving a section 21
My suggestion would be toserve both in case one of them is defective.
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