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Mr B had a tenant who refused to move out. She was over £2,000 in arrears. We issued a Section 21 notice providing two months notice for her to leave rather than avoid dispute of Section 8 rent arrears.
The tenant did not leave at the end of the term. We issued proceedings in the Court for Mr B to obtain a Possession Order. This was granted and the tenant left.
The problem of outstanding rent remained. At the same time as serving the Section 21 we issued a money claim for the outstanding rent. A judgment was granted but the tenant ignored the judgment. We spent several months obtaining information about her using the Court bailiffs (the delay was due to the bailiffs work load) to no avail.
We then contacted the tenant’s employer and informed the Court of this. The Court recently issued an attachment of earnings order requesting that the former tenant pay £50 per month direct to the landlord until the arrears were paid off. At this point she got back in touch and arranged to make payment. If the former tenant defaults on this arrangement then we have the right to request the Court to take the £50.00 directly from the former tenant’s wages before she receives them.
Mr B was happy that we regained possession and obtained a judgment for outstanding rent.
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