Help against defence put up by tenants against section 21

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20:13 PM, 24th March 2015
About 4 years ago

Help against defence put up by tenants against section 21

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Help against defence put up by tenants against section 21

I bought a flat back in Aug 2014 in auction where there were already 2 tenants living in the property with separate tenancy agreement. I was advised by my agent to formulate new joint Tenancy Agreement with £1,200 rent per month. Help against defence put up by tenants against section 21

They are council tenants and I only have received only £600 since then.

I served section 21 at the end of December followed by N5B form just 2 weeks ago.

Now Tenants has put up a defence against my claim.

Not sure whether to take a solicitor with me on that day or just go my self with estate agent. Can someone shed some light on this as what are my chances to get my property back as they already owe me more than £3k.

Defence Comments by tenants: “New landlord changed the tenancy agreement. We were not advised properly by council when new landlord changed the tenancy agreement.

We don’t have any money and we are disabled people so asking for the extension of possession until Jul/Aug 2015”

Thanks for your time.

Mustaq



Comments

Mark Alexander

20:16 PM, 24th March 2015
About 4 years ago

Yes I recommend you to seek professional legal assistance.

Their defence is not a valid one and if you get professional legal help then your lawyer will ensure that the Courts grant possession on the basis that they have no choice.

Just be certain that your deposit protection is completely in order though because if it isn't your section 21 notice will be invalid and your tenants will have a valid claim for compensation against you.
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Newbie Tailor

10:31 AM, 25th March 2015
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "24/03/2015 - 20:16":

Thanks for your reply,
I do not hold any deposit from the tenants.
Trying to find a lawyer in Norwood, london area.
I leave up North so I was thinking to send my solicitor
In the hearing. Can this make an impact on judge decision?
Thanks,
Mustaq Tailor

Mark Alexander

19:26 PM, 25th March 2015
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Newbie Tailor" at "25/03/2015 - 10:31":

This is the person that I recommend you to instruct >>> http://www.property118.com/member/?id=190
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