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What happens when a tenant stops paying their rent?

After no payment has been received within 20 days from the rent due payment date, a final letter will be sent to the tenant/guarantor, copying the Landlord confirming the position and a rent schedule showing arrears. If rent has not been received by day 27 after this letter is sent, we advise our legal team and insurer of a pending claim. If the tenant fails to pay the next month’s rent and fall into 2 months arrears, LettingaProperty.com will serve a Section 8 Possession Notice on behalf of the Landlord and commence legal proceedings against the tenant.

If the tenant fails to pay and vacate the property, then a possession order from the Courts will be issued. If the tenant still fails to vacate or pay, a formal possession order will be provided by the courts. Finally, if the tenant still fails to vacate after this period has elapsed, a bailiff will be arranged to evict the tenant. Whilst the tenant is still in possession of your property and during the process of eviction, LettingaProperty.com will ensure your rent is paid on time without any delay.