Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary – now available on iPlayer22:10 PM, 18th March 2019
About 5 days ago 93
We have a shorthold tenancy agreement in place but 5 months in we have been served with an eviction notice from the landlord’s bank. We have followed the relevant procedure to delay the process by making an application to court and filling in the N244 form etc.
What annoys me is the landlady knew about this before allowing us to sign the tenancy agreement (she admits this in her email to me) and failed to give us a notice of possession. The first I heard of the repossession was when a bailiff knocked the door giving us notice to leave.
We’ve accepted we have to leave but I’d like to know who we should be paying rent to now as there has obviously been a breach of contract on the landlady’s part. Should we still give it to the letting agents or do we withhold it? When does the tenancy end in cases like this?
Any advice would be great
Yours, stressed out,
PS – we are interested in taking legal action against the landlady as we believe her to still have assets and for it to be worthwhile. The only problem is she lives abroad. Does this make her immune to any legal proceedings here in the UK? How do I go about making a case?
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