Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods11:18 AM, 15th September 2020
About A week ago 40
Between our S21 notice and regaining possession, the tenants stopped paying rent. They passed referencing in 2014, but now had 2 CCJs and admitted no agent would touch them unless they paid several months’ rent up front. They moved to a new house at similar rent and it’s fairly obvious the rent they owe funded their new deposit.
They clearly know how to play the system and leave a trail of debts behind. They have money coming in from somewhere – apart from the big new house, they still find enough to send one child out of catchment and the other to private school.
The deposit covered most of the cost to reinstate the property, so I now want to do something about the arrears.
Is there a way to put a legal charge on their new deposit (as second charge after their new landlord)?
If we get another CCJ their total debts will be about £13K plus whatever they rack up elsewhere. At what point will they be able to declare bankruptcy and walk away, and can we do anything?
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