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11:13 AM, 15th August 2018
About A year ago

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Some may remember my problem with a tenant owing approx. £4k in rent arrears.

I served the s8 notice and then just as I, via a solicitor as unsure, submitted the court papers I got 4 days notice from her that she was leaving and for me to be there or she would shut the door and throw away the keys.

Well she vacated, leaving trashed carpets, filthy cooker, broken window and unwanted rubbish etc.

Last Wednesday she emailed me to say she had got £3k from a loan shark and would pay me this as long as I would take this as an end of her rental arrears.

I decided that this would at least give some of the arrears, leaving £566 outstanding, but none of the legal/court/interest owing. She didn’t show for the first appointment citing she had something important come up but, surprisingly, did for the 2nd…. with the money in cash. I gave her a receipt which stated that this was for the rental arrears and verbally stated that too.

I then received an email from her saying she was glad this was finalized and that I should remember this for references. I replied that whilst this money cleared her rental arrears this did not clear the court fees/legal costs etc amounting to approx. £1,400.

I got an email back saying I was shameless expecting her to repay these monies, that as she expected me “to wake up” she recorded the meeting and I could see her in court as she wasn’t going to give me another penny and she was going to change her email.

Luckily I have managed to trace her guarantor so have an avenue, also the s8 court hearing on the 2nd September.

She is being chased by at least 4 companies for monies owing, but she is off to Kingston University in October to do a mental health nursing degree with student finance paying her £12k pa in a mix of loan and non-repayable grants, plus fees loan which she has no intention of ever repaying as she says she will be off back to Zimbabwe.

Wonderful isn’t it.

Judith



Comments

Rod

11:17 AM, 16th August 2018
About A year ago

Been there do it! Cut your losses and run, otherwise it'll make you ill.

Monty Bodkin

12:16 PM, 16th August 2018
About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Rod at 16/08/2018 - 11:17
Running away from some thief who has nicked £1400, all for the sake of a couple of hours work, would make me ill!

Judith has done the hard bit, gaining possession, this is the easy bit now, payback time.

Note to Judith, remember you have 6 years statute of limitations to chase this debt.

Paul Shears

13:37 PM, 16th August 2018
About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Martin Thomas at 16/08/2018 - 08:34Well I know someone from Zimbabwe who did exactly that. She entered this country and was sponsored by the NHS to do a nursing degree.
I have no idea exactly how she did it but she was "connected" at a low level to the Zimbabwe court system.
Two other relatives fled the "joys" of that awful place around the same time.
I'll say no more on that...........
The only downside of these "degrees" is that the "student" is required to work for the NHS between terms of education.
I don't understand the finances of all this but she and her relatives were impoverished.
At the end of the day, some people have grown up in a completely different culture with some very interesting twists on their education system.

DALE ROBERTS

18:35 PM, 16th August 2018
About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Martin Rdg at 16/08/2018 - 11:10
Google the outstanding Landlord Referencing and upload bad tenants immediately.

DALE ROBERTS

18:44 PM, 16th August 2018
About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 16/08/2018 - 12:16ONLY if a CCJ has been registered against the defaulting tenant and I fought Bromley Court hard and persistently for my arrears of almost GBP18k to be registered. It isn't automatically done even when a Bailiff and eviction date has been set to evict the tenant. And always check with the registry Office at info@registry-trust.org.uk to ensure it has been uploaded.
I haven't got my money from the tenant yet - she's a serial rogue fraudster - but I intend instructing a debt collector to find her once she is settled and not expecting me to chase her.

Jay James

18:56 PM, 16th August 2018
About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Martin Thomas at 16/08/2018 - 08:34
If she is a white Zimbabwe person, she may have the right to a british passort (much as white south africans can come here at will) and so to british student loans and grants.

Jay James

18:58 PM, 16th August 2018
About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Paul Shears at 16/08/2018 - 13:37
If she is a white Zimbabwe person, she may have the right to a british passort (much as white south africans can come here at will) and so to british student loans and grants.

user_17131

20:12 PM, 16th August 2018
About A year ago

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Jay James

20:47 PM, 16th August 2018
About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Martin Thomas at 16/08/2018 - 08:34
Don't forget to also be shocked about all the european students that get to pay the lower scottish tuition fees when we english do not. They also get the better finance package offered here than we would get in their home country.

Paul Shears

20:51 PM, 16th August 2018
About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Jay James at 16/08/2018 - 18:58The three that I know are not white Zimbabwe.
They are native born. The parent went through an illegal immigrant investigation some years ago and yet all three are now working in the care industry - two of them for the NHS.

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