16:55 PM, 12th February 2024, About 3 weeks ago 12
Hello, I have only had to serve one section 8 in 25 years. To my horror, the disrespect of the law the tenant is allowed to do freely, and without consequence, is costing me more time than waiting for the county court case and judgment!
Served section 8 first week November 2023, got court hearing first week January 2024, tenant claimed ill health for not turning up (which turned out to be a complete fallacy), so hearing adjourned for 14 days.
Week 3 January 2024, the repossession order is given with up to 21 days to mid February. The tenant is not moving out, so another 8 week wait for the enforcement officers. Taking me to mid April 2024.
Then there could be up to 3 months wait as tenant has moved all belongings and business items into the property and has informed me that as soon as she is evicted I will no longer be able to contact her. So, three months due to TIGA..!
I have no clear idea what she will leave in the property but she will…..
It took 10 weeks to get to court and get the repossession order, but another 24 weeks after that to get my house back because in England repossession is not repossession.
What Gove needs to promise me is that repossession means that, it should mean the date I get MY PROPERTY back.
In the meantime, the current debt of around £6,000 will have increased to nearly £10,000 and while the tenants is ‘crying’ to every support group under the sun, I have no one to turn to or help me write off my debts!!!
No wonder the tenant treats me with scorn and taunts while I can do nothing.
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