16:06 PM, 31st October 2022, About A year ago 16
Hello, I have an income support tenant (with considerable savings) who has been angling for a section 21 notice for the last few months. She is convinced that she can get a central London council house (unlikely).
I refused to give her sec 21 notice as I didn’t want to end up paying for court orders and bailiffs. Instead, I gave her a form 4 to increase the rent above what income support would pay but below the fair market rent point. My thinking was that she could argue unaffordability with the council and put in her own notice.
She has just got back to me and told me that the council have told her to contact me and say she can’t pay the new rent and I will give her a section 21 notice. They have told her not to put in notice.
What are my options??
If I have to evict (using the standard OpenRent contract and section 21) do I pay the costs or does she (or her guarantor)?
Before you say it… No, sadly, I won’t consider an income support tenant again.
All advice appreciated.