Sharon Betton

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 2nd August 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 80

Sharon Betton

14:52 PM, 10th October 2016
About 2 years ago

Does a Section 8 notice to quit end a tenancy?

Reply to the comment left by "Luke P" at "10/10/2016 - 10:16":

My understanding is that there is a rental liability until the date the court orders possession. Once that date is passed, as he is there illegally, there is no rental liability. So it may take several weeks to get a bailiff out, but there is no rental liability for that period.... Read More

Sharon Betton

14:51 PM, 10th October 2016
About 2 years ago

Does a Section 8 notice to quit end a tenancy?

Reply to the comment left by "Luke P" at "10/10/2016 - 10:16":

My understanding is that there is a rental liability until the date the court orders possession. Once that date is passed, as he is there illegally, there is no rental liability. So it may take several weeks to get a bailiff out, but there is no rental liability for that period.... Read More

Sharon Betton

10:20 AM, 6th October 2016
About 2 years ago

Failed section 21 proceedings done on line

Reply to the comment left by "Mandy Thomson" at "05/10/2016 - 16:39":

Of course, Mandy, though must say in our region paying to get under the s.8 rent arrears criteria seems to happen quite rarely. Better a section 8 done properly than a s.21 issued in an invalid manner and thrown out.

But - section 21/form 6A is the accelerated possession procedure and preferable to most landlords as it will gain possession when done correctly.... Read More

Sharon Betton

14:58 PM, 5th October 2016
About 2 years ago

Failed section 21 proceedings done on line

I think it is easier to distinguish the section 21 pre-and-post 1st October. If the tenancy started post 1st October, form 6A must be used. It can also only be issued with paper documentation - it cannot be done on-line.

It seems a pity that the questioner did not issue a s.8 as he says that rent arrears was the reason for the claim. This would have allowed for on-line possession and saved £30.... Read More

Sharon Betton

12:54 PM, 15th September 2016
About 3 years ago

The cost of bad eviction advice by councils

Reply to the comment left by "Romain Garcin" at "15/09/2016 - 12:24":

Oliver,
I would expect Homeless Officer to investigate, but rent arrears almost always can be put at some failure on the part of the tenant - failure to pay rent, failure to sign on, failure to complete paperwork or on-line claim. For the exceptions where there is a genuine reason, then allowances should be made - but how many of them will there be?... Read More