CCJ obtained against tenant. Now need to trace him and get my money.

CCJ obtained against tenant. Now need to trace him and get my money.

17:29 PM, 8th March 2015, About 7 years ago 53

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Hi guys,

This forum has been of great help to me since becoming a landlord. I hope you can advise me on the following issue as well. CCJ obtained against tenant. Now need to trace him and get my money.

I had to take my tenant to court over unpaid rent and managed to secure an order of possession under s.21 grounds 10 and 11.

The court has also kindly applied a CCJ for unpaid rent of £3,142.11 and also court costs of £280, I’m just waiting for the bailiff to set a date and kick the guy out.

Now I am perfectly aware of the fact that the tenant would have obviously vacated the property by the time the bailiff come, packed his bags and will be gone for good. Nevertheless, I am absolutely determined to get back every penny that is owed to me.

How can I go about tracing the tenant? Can you recommend lawyers or services which can do this one my behalf on a no find no fee basis?

Once found, what are my options? As far as I am aware, he doesn’t work and lives on housing benefit and other forms of benefit. Can I contact the council where he resides to have some of benefits diverted to me?

Is the tenant likely to obtain social housing as a result of the eviction? Surely not. Especially with a CCJ? When is like to the council some.months ago they said they will have to contact me for a reference if he applies for social housing.

Your advice is greatly appreciated.




11:05 AM, 10th April 2015, About 7 years ago

Got my house back yesterday!

Fortunately nothing in the house is broken. It just needs clearing out of stuff left behind and a good deep cleaning in the kitchen and some other places.

I am so relieved now.

Now...I have a record of the tenants full name, date of birth and national insurance number. I do not know where he is residing presently but like David suggested I might give him some time to get settled, maybe get a job etc. before I enforce the CCJ.

David: apart from those three details, is there anything I might need to trace him?

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17:03 PM, 12th February 2018, About 4 years ago

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by Robert Mellors

17:08 PM, 12th February 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by James Gordon-Johnson at 12/02/2018 - 17:03
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