Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago 39
In 2008 my property was let to a couple through an agent. The tenancy agreement was drawn up and both paid money into the DPS, £575 in total.
A year later in what would now be a periodic tenancy they separated and the lady decided to remain. I drew up a new tenancy agreement in 2009 although I was told the original could continue, but without the partner who did apply in writing to be removed.
I cannot remember if she gave another half for the deposit. I have now a DPS certificate that has her name and the original partner with the full original amount in.
The tenant has been in for 10 years. She has been struggling with rent since January and is now three months in arrears and she is on housing benefit.
I want to get someone to serve a section 21…am I ok to do this despite the strange situation over whether she paid or didn’t pay the additional half deposit although there is an up to date DPS certificate?
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