No tenancy agreement for 12 years – then evicted

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10:52 AM, 16th June 2015
About 6 years ago

No tenancy agreement for 12 years – then evicted

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No tenancy agreement for 12 years – then evicted

My elderly aunt and uncle have rented a property for 12 years with no tenancy agreement and paid the landlord £500 cash each month, no receipts. (£72,000!!)

He has now asked them to leave them with 2 months’ notice in order to sell the property. They asked for a reference in order to find alternative accommodation, which he has failed to provide. No tenancy agreement for 12 years - then evicted

She has misguidedly not paid the last 3 months rent to cover initial bond (£1,000) but do intend to pay the balance of £500. They have now moved form the property with much sadness.

Landlord has now issued CCJ for £1,500 for the 3 months’ rent and issued to each of them.

Any advice to avoid stress of court appearance appreciated.





21:27 PM, 1st July 2015
About 6 years ago

I found this on the Landlord Zone site - "If you received the deposit AND the tenancy went periodic before 7 April 2007 – if you have not protected the deposit you have done nothing wrong and are not vulnerable to the penalty. However if you want to use section 21 you will need to protect the deposit and serve the prescribed information before serving your section 21 notice." This may be the reason my agent is protecting all deposits. I can no other reference though.

Michael Barnes

15:17 PM, 2nd July 2015
About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Puzzler " at "01/07/2015 - 21:27":

That is what the Deregulation Act says.

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