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You can ask the tenant to make the part payment of the rent directly to you
You can ask your friend to pay your half as usual , if she fails to pay you can claim from her via small claims proceedings.
You would need to send her a letter before claim demanding the payments within 14 days.
If she fails to do so, then you can start your court claim online using the below web link-
Yes you can charge 8% as late payments from the date when its get due and not paid.
You would need to speak to your tenant and may be have to speak with your friend as well before approaching the tenants regarding this payment arrangement for future.
File your claim in small claims court for her failure to pay you your rightful part of the rent.
Yes, you can as joint Landlord.
ideally it should have been a joint notice from both the Landlord for this change of payment.
Then you can only ask them to pay the half in your account and hope they do as instructed.
As you have claim against your friend and not against the tenants who are paying in the bank provided to them in the tenancy agreement
Where the tenants pays the rent right now?
Is the payment details not included in the tenancy agreement?
Alright, then it is easier.
You can ask the tenants to make half of the rent payment to you directly as new payment arrangement. would not have to give any legal reasoning for that to the Tenants.
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If there is nothing mentioned in the tenancy agreement ,and it is just mentioned to pay the Landlords, you being one of them- then pay the half to your bank account.
As both joint Landlord can not jointly issue notice for this change , As I have explained above that you do not have claim against the tenants but against your friend who is not paying you your part.
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