Proof of section 8 notice

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20:46 PM, 24th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Proof of section 8 notice

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Proof of section 8 notice

How do I prove I’ve served a tenant a Section 8 notice?

Since my tenant stopped paying he’s totally dropped of the radar. Won’t return my calls, won’t respond to messages or texts, ignores my emails and pretends he’s not in when I knock on the door.  Proof of section 8 notice

I’ve dropped a section 8 notice through his letterbox myself, I’ve handed a copy to his ‘friend’ who once opened the door 1/2 an inch, and I’ve sent a recorded delivery letter to him, however in the case of the last one I can track it’s progress and I know the postman has tried to deliver it but the tenant refused to sign for it so it’s gone back to the post office to wait for the tenant to come and collect it (which i know isn’t going to happen)

I’m sure if the case goes to court he’ll just deny receiving anything just to stall the process, is there anything I can do?

Thanks

Lima7


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Lima7 Seven

12:15 PM, 25th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Gary Nock" at "25/01/2014 - 11:02":

I've actually posted two section 8 notices. The first when the tenant was a month behind (siting ground 10, rent arrears), this was posted really as just as a 'shot across the bows'. He's now over two months behind hence a 2nd section 8 notice citing grounds 8, 10 and 11.

I understand that in two weeks time I can apply at PCOL (possession claims online http://www.possessionclaim.gov.uk/pcol/ ) for possession of the property. BTW, I understand the online process is relatively new, has anyone tried it?

andrew jones

15:42 PM, 25th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Royal mail also do a form of special delivery which doesn't require a signature.the postman simply acknowledges the item has been delivered as addressed.and that's that. I imagine there are many situations where people don't want to open the door and sign for anything

Yvette Newbury

18:48 PM, 25th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Yes Lima7 I have used the online procedure and it worked very well, I would recommend it.

Industry Observer

10:22 AM, 26th January 2014
About 7 years ago

http://www.legislation.gov.uk

Print off and complete a Certificate of Service and swear it in Court if notice is challenged. Sounds doubtful to me that it will be defended but also sounds like it will need bailiff attendance!!

By the way the one through the 1/2" crack in the door doesn't count at all as personal service it was not served on the tenant but does count as personal delivery.

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