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Thanks for your message, and sorry to hear about this. As long as you're fulfilling your obligations as a landlord in trying to fix any issues with the property to make it habitable then there are unlikely to be any penalties. If the tenant refuses to pay rent you should consider beginning the eviction process. For rent arrears it is a section 8 notice that will need to be served. If a tenant is 6 months or more in rear arrears you can give 4 weeks notice. Less than 6 months and it is 6 months notice.
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