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I have a Company Let (no name of the Ltd Company ; only an individual name on the tenancy agreement) where the tenant is not paid rent for last three months amounting to GBP 10K . The LA (Letting Agent) made the agreement and we were too naïve to understand that a Company Let needs to have the LTD Company Reg number!
We have email confirmation from the LA that it is a Company Let and hence deposit does not require protection and deposit is with the LA .
The rental agreement was from Jan 2017 to Jan 2018 and then a periodic tenancy (I believe month on month).
In July we wanted the property for us to stay in it, so we started talking to the tenant and she wanted some money to vacate (1 month rent) which we agreed but she completely stopped communication. We are sure the tenant is subletting (doubt they are company employees) but have no way to prove it though except for neighbour’s comments and the fact that LA said that the LTD company Reg number is not in the tenancy agreement as it is a sole trader company .
Umpteen texts, calls and emails to the LA and the tenant. but no response.
Gas and EPC certificate in place, sent the tenant how to rent booklet, tenant not allowing access for Smoke and CO alarms
- Do we serve Notice to Quit(1 month) for eviction and what are the next steps ? Are the tenants in the house our responsibility ?
- Can we do a small claim court for rent recovery ?
- What is our position as a landlord if the LA has made mistakes in the agreement (type, deposit, details, company check etc) ?
With spiraling costs on mortgage, we were hoping to do the eviction without a lawyer !
Apologies for the long post and so much detail .
Any advice is much appreciated.
Thanks and Best Regards,
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