Erratic paying tenant – moving the rent date

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9:49 AM, 17th November 2014
About 4 years ago

Erratic paying tenant – moving the rent date

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Erratic paying tenant – moving the rent date

I have a tenant who has been in a property of mine for 3 years with no trouble. 3 months ago decided to change from managed to un-managed and during the switch over the rent due on 5th September was delayed in arriving in my account, not arriving until 18th. The 5th October arrives and rent unpaid again. A courtesy text sent from me on the 20th to the tenant asking why and I get a response telling me unable to pay until 30th of October which to be fair it was. I have since sent an email requesting that a standing order be set up and whilst I am happy to change rent due date to suit his new need, I am entitled to have an over-payment to cover the fact that the due date has moved back about three weeks. Erratic paying tenant - moving the rent date

No response from this for five days, don’t want to upset the tenant as he has never caused any grief but I feel justified in getting this sorted and being pro-active about it.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

Darren



Comments

david Earnshaw

12:55 PM, 17th November 2014
About 4 years ago

I had the same problem when I changed to self managing, tenants paid without problem for the first twelve months then payments were late with excuses and no answer to phone calls, I ended up having to issue a sect 21 and luckily they moved out but owing 2 months rent.

Tessa Shepperson

13:11 PM, 17th November 2014
About 4 years ago

You need to deal with this pronto as the best time to get rent arrears paid is when they have just stopped paying. If you let it drift they can quickly mount up.

We have a lot of information on our Rent Arrears Action Plan about this http://www.landlordlaw.co.uk/rent-arrears-action-plan with some free information here http://www.landlordlaw.co.uk/info/free-rent-arrears-guide-signup/


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