How can I go to court without knowing his current address?

by Readers Question

11:14 AM, 24th February 2020
About 8 months ago

How can I go to court without knowing his current address?

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How can I go to court without knowing his current address?

One of my tenants was in rent arrears, then he complained to the council that the house did not have an HMO license.

The council inspected the property but everything was fine. In the end I served on the tenant a section 21 notice and he was saying that he will pay the rent.

On the last day he said that his father was going to transfer the money on my bank account. When I contacted his father he said that it was not his business.

I want to claim the money through the court by what are my chances now that I don’t have his current address?

Many thanks

Kim


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Paul Shears

15:44 PM, 26th February 2020
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by WP at 26/02/2020 - 14:51I suggest that you spend some time doing research on the internet. Once you get slick at it, it's amazing what you can find out and read into by doing your own research for an hour or two.
Much can be found in as little as 30 minutes.
Search on the name and it's permutations. Search on any address that you can associate. Search on companies associated with any associated addresses. Search on any associated directors past and present connected with any company connected to an individual you want to find out about. Look at company returns and details.
Look on social media and especially LinkedIn. These idiots will often publish a very revealing CV which can provide further leads. The list goes on.
I came across a company offering to do this sort of thing for £1000 so that fee would kill much employment for the company.
By the way, tenant checking companies do none of this, which is why some of them can provide a tenant reference in 30 minutes.

Jan Martin

15:53 PM, 26th February 2020
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by at 26/02/2020 - 14:29
Thats interesting so how do you get the address to enforce the judgement . I have never had a problem myself finding out where ex tenants are but not all landlords live local to their rentals . I realize that when the court paperwork goes to the previous tenants address that the new tenant may forward on . But tenants that I have had if owing money over the last 20 yrs go underground as long as they can .I have found that if they owe myself then they owe lots people. The bailiffs come knocking for them. Bailiffs dont seem to beable to find them either for a while . So if you find them easily without a tracing agents who will find them within a few months then well done .

Paul Shears

15:57 PM, 26th February 2020
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Paul Shears at 26/02/2020 - 15:44Of course all this may produce nothing at all, but I have found it to be surprisingly revealing and useful. If the matter is local, a trip to a premises and a local chat can reveal much. I have rejected tenants as a result of such local journeys.

GB

16:06 PM, 29th February 2020
About 8 months ago

You could try: COBRA FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS LTD
http://www.cobrafinancial.co.uk
Northern Office : 0151 526 4222
Southern Office : 0203 011 5210
Head Office : Bleasdale Business Centre, 1 Molyneux Way, Aintree, L10 2JA
London Office : The Mille, Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DW

Chris @ Possession Friend

21:23 PM, 29th February 2020
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by at 26/02/2020 - 14:29
and what address are HCEO going to go to, to seize assets ???.
Even if they did find him eventually, the debtor could apply to have the judgement set aside as he wasn't served with notice of the debt and therefore the opportunity to defend it.
I've had courts refuse claims with out a current address, as the whole point is that the debtor must be aware of claim you are making in court against them.

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