Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?9:44 AM, 17th February 2021
About 3 weeks ago 128
We have an issue where a tenant has been evicted from a property we are now owed back rent of £2900 and damage caused by the tenant another couple of thousand then there’s legal costs getting the eviction etc etc. So for arguments sake lets say £5000.
We have now re let the property. There is a guarantor the grandmother who has a job and their own house. I now want to issue proceedings to either get my money back or have second charge on her existing property or attachment to earnings etc etc.
The letting agent has gone beyond the call of duty helping so far but now have said that I need to either do all this myself or get a solicitor in to do all the paperwork. I do not mind issuing an online summons however our local court will look for the simplest excuse not to grant judgement ie something wrong on paperwork.
They will not help with paperwork and each time the court say I should contact a solicitor. I have tried that. 2 firms have said say they cannot pass their fees on to guarantor debt and the £5500 & £6000 they want to charge me I pay regardless of judgement. Has anyone out there got either template suggestions for the summons paperwork or a solicitor or expert that I do expect to be paid however not all my owed money plus more?
I would appreciate anybody’s help.
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