I had a follow up question. Technically the notice order expires on 17th August so can we start the possession order process in advance of this or do we wait? In other words, given that they have failed to pay their rent for August, can we start the possession order process now?
No, you have to wait. This is because they have until 17th August to leave.
You can only start a possession order now if they are 2 months behind and you have served a notice saying they are 2 months behind and given then time to pay the arrears.
So assuming they have not, no you have to wait for another 2 weeks
Does that clarify for you?
Thank you yes