For Jo C. The arrears were for August, which I paid in full on 16th September this year.
For Jo C. I have no idea what S21 or S8 is.
For Jo C. It is an assured tenancy, I have been a tenant for 13 years now.
For Jo C. I last signed 2nd August 2002.
There is no end date. I also have the right to buy this property.
For Jo C. There is no end date. I also have the right to buy this property.
It was a letter with a heading in bold letters : Rent Arrears - Notice of impending court action. The letter went on to say that this is a formal notice of seeking possession. At the time my rent arrears were £368 and I paid the amount in full within 7 days of receiving the letter. My most recent letter (received yesterday) states: Rent Arrears - Notice of impending Court Action. I write to inform you that your rent account is currently showing arrears of £190.36 as at date above (15th October 2013). I regret to note that despite my previously contacting you regarding this matter and the serving of a Notice of Seeking Possession, you have failed to make the necessary payments to reduce your debt (This in untrue as the previous arrears were paid in full). Seven days from the date of this letter and without further notice Halton Housing Trust will apply for a court hearing. This application to the court will be for a possession order for your home. If possession is granted to Halton Housing Trust, you will be evicted from the property.
Yes, they contacted me about the £368 rent arrears and sent the same letter as I have currently received. As far as I am concerned they threatened to commence court proceedings because I owed 4 weeks rent, I paid those arrears off straight away and now they are saying they have already given me notice of their intention to commence court proceedings and I have made no attempt to pay my arrears off. I DID pay those arrears off and as far as I am aware this is a new debt, I owe 2 weeks rent that I will pay off in full next week when I get paid. I do not want the cost of court proceedings added, which is why I need to find out if they can just go ahead and apply to the court of a debt that has accumulated in just 2 weeks, which I have not yet had chance to pay off. On 2 separate occasions I have requested they send a form for a standing order and on 2 separate occasions to different members of staff have told me they will send one in the post, I have still not received on despite requesting this in July and September. I work 12 hour days 35 miles away from where I live and struggle to get to the outlets where I am able to pay my rent. They do send quarterly statements and no, I do not claim housing benefit.
I appreciate they contacted you to notify you that you were in arrears but this is not necessarily the same thing as contacts you to discuss all of the above and try to work out how you can afford to avoid arrears in the future. Did they carry out this procedure altered visibly contact you to tell you in arrears and they were taking legal action if you didn't pay?
Well they called round on several occasion when I was at work and delivered hand delivered notes that were not in envelopes to say they wished to discuss my arrears. All of these notes were picked up and no doubt read by my child minder, which I was not happy about as I find my financial matters should be confidential and just because they have been posted through my letter box it does not mean that I would be the person to intercept the mail.
All I want to know is if they have served notice due to arrears and they were paid off in full, are they obliged to serve notice if arrears arise on a second occasion or can they just go ahead and apply for a court hearing?
Thank you, that's good to know. I will ring them on Monday to dispute my case. Like I say, I will have my arrears cleared in 9 days time but the letter states that they will apply to the court in 4 days time. I do not want the housing association attempting to add court fees to my rent account. I just wanted to be sure that they had to go through the process again as this is not the debt they originally pursued. I will rate your answer now. Many thanks.