How to evict persistent late payer

How to evict persistent late payer

10:03 AM, 10th October 2017, About 7 years ago 3

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I have a tenant who is late with their rent every month and only pays after a lot of calls/emails/text etc. I told him last time was his last warning and he promised to set up a direct debit.

Well one month was fine, and we are now back to no payment and I have had enough of it.

He was on a 6 month short term tenancy which finished and just went onto a statutory periodic.
What is the best way to evict him?


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Neil Patterson

10:11 AM, 10th October 2017, About 7 years ago

Hi Zoe,

As you are now out of the Fixed term that is good news and you can issue a section 21 with 2 months notice.

A section 8 would be if the tenant was 2 months or more in arrears, which it doesn't sound as if that has ever been the case.

Please also see Tessa Shepperson's articles:

How to stop evictions going wrong... >>

Section 21 – time limits, forms and retaliatory...>>

Section 21 – the New Pre-Conditions...>>

Looking at Section 21...>>


2:04 AM, 11th October 2017, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 10/10/2017 - 10:11
Thanks Neil, these are some great links

Jay James

14:30 PM, 15th October 2017, About 7 years ago

"A couple attempt to fire their careless live-in nanny, but the woman reveals she established residency in the house without their knowledge, forcing the family to undergo a lengthy eviction process in order to rid her from their home."

Does any of this seem familiar or topical? It is from a Rotten Tomatoes write up at I have no idea how good the film is, but it is a shame more of this kind is not set and viewed in Britain. I'm about to watch it and I suspect get more than a little irritated..

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