14:06 PM, 3rd September 2018, About 4 years ago 5
I have a tenant of 14 months who has gradually worn me down (complaints from neighbours & not paying his rent on time) to the point of issuing him a section 21 four weeks ago!
He was initially on a 6 month AST all DPS, Gas/EPC & Prescribed info etc in place and although each month we have always managed to get our rent (sometimes 2 weeks late) this being his last payment he has not paid and unlike previous months is not answering his phone or replying to text messages with all the usual excuses.
My theory is he probably thinks we will use his deposit to cover the last payment, but as the property was all brand new inside inc white goods I am reluctant to do this as this will diminish the pot to cover damages etc.
My question is as he has a Guarantor how long after his rent due date do I have to wait before asking him to step in and pay I think the Guarantor agreement states ” on demand ” I’m just looking for a bit of clarification if there is a legal time limit?