Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods11:18 AM, 15th September 2020
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My occupancy agreements impose standard charges for things like rent arrears letters, or anti-social behaviour letters, or lock changes due to tenant damage, etc.
These charges are added to the resident’s rent account, and this is clearly stated and agreed to in the occupancy agreements themselves (which of course the resident signs). Thus, a resident may build up “rent arrears” consisting mainly of charges for damage and/or admin due to their behaviour.
When it comes to issuing court proceedings for possession, I include these charges as “rent due”, and this has never been challenged, but is this correct? If not, then how should such charges be shown, e.g. when doing a Possession Claims Online application?
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