My Tenant has gone “Sour”

My Tenant has gone “Sour”

17:11 PM, 6th July 2013, About 9 years ago 15

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I have a current tenant, a lady of appx 35 with an 8yr old daughter, who has, can I say, ” gone sour on me.”

She signed a Tenancy Agreement , drafted by, my then Letting Agent,for an initial 6months and which has then been followed for a further unspecified period on a periodic tenancy basis. In total the tenancy reaches 12months on the 23rd July 2013.

After the first 6 months rent payments became erratic, late, differing amounts being paid all of which has lead to needing to text or an attempt to contact the tenant to “chase the rent”. She is currently 1 month in arrears which will be 2 months by the 23rd July. She has, she claims,been to the CAB claiming harassment, that her deposit can be used to offset her rent and she is also alleging the signature on the tenancy agreement is not hers, albeit it has taken her nearly a year to notice it isn’t her signature on the agreement!

Can I ask all you lads and lasses out there in Landlord land, what would you do?

Cheers RoyMy Tenant has gone "Sour"

PS. Please ask if there are any further questions regarding further information needed.



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by

2:33 AM, 9th July 2013, About 9 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Adam" at "07/07/2013 - 12:37":

Yes
How many single parents do you know that aren't on benefit!!???

by sally lloyd

8:46 AM, 9th July 2013, About 9 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Paul" at "07/07/2013 - 05:15":

sorry to sound naive but I am trying to get to grips with all the abbreviations here. I am getting most of them but RGI, and TRO confuses me a bit. Any one able to help. Thanks

by Ben Reeve-Lewis

8:52 AM, 9th July 2013, About 9 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "sally lloyd" at "09/07/2013 - 08:46":

Sorry for the jargon Sally. TRO stands for Tenancy Relations Officer, which is what I am. We work in local authorities getting involved in legal disputes between landlords and tenants and prosecuting landlords for harassment and illegal eviction. Most councils dont actually have TROs, we tend to be found in cities more (makes us sound like rare birds) but all councils have a TRO function.

RGI stands for Rent Guarnatee Insurance.

How about a glossary Mark?

by Mark Alexander

9:43 AM, 9th July 2013, About 9 years ago

Ben, Adam and others - please see this new thread. I would like us all to help this lady if at all possible >>> http://www.property118.com/unfair-section-21-notice-tenants-cry-for-help/41348/

by Puzzler

18:24 PM, 11th July 2013, About 9 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Paul Barrett" at "09/07/2013 - 02:33":

http://www.gingerbread.org.uk/content/365/Statistics

Around 60% actually (jan 2012)


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