This pack includes:
- Letter 1 - Chasing the rent
- Letter 2 - Follow up letter with added urgency
- Letter 3 - Telling Tenant they are at risk of eviction
- Letter 4 - Section 8 Notice has been served
- Letter 5 - Offer of a payment plan
- Letter 6 - Legal letter before court action
- Section 8 Notice
- Certificate of Service
Dealing with Rent Arrears
It can be a difficult and stressful situation when a tenant fails to pay their rent. In the UK, it is essential to take the correct legal steps to ensure that the tenant is evicted in a lawful manner. We provide below an overview of the necessary steps landlords must take when dealing with rent arrears and evicting a tenant.
The Six Essential Rent Arrears Letters
When a tenant fails to pay their rent, it is important for landlords to take the necessary steps to ensure that the tenant is aware of their obligations and the consequences of not paying their rent. This is where the six essential rent arrears letters come in.
This series of letters is legally designed to encourage the tenant to pay the rent arrears before the landlord has to take legal action. The letters also demonstrate to the court that the landlord has been reasonable and has made every effort to resolve the issue.
The six essential rent arrears letters include:
Letter 1 – Chasing the Rent: This letter serves as a reminder to the tenant that they are in arrears and must pay the rent. L
etter 2 – Follow-Up Letter with Added Urgency: This letter serves as a reminder to the tenant that they are in arrears and must pay the rent. It also adds an element of urgency to the situation.
Letter 3 – Telling Tenant They Are at Risk of Eviction: This letter serves as a warning to the tenant that they are at risk of eviction if they do not pay the rent arrears.
Letter 4 – Section 8 Notice Has Been Served: This letter serves to inform the tenant that a Section 8 Notice has been served and that they must pay the rent arrears or face eviction.
Letter 5 – Offer of a Payment Plan: This letter serves to offer the tenant a payment plan to help them pay off the rent arrears.
Letter 6 – Legal Letter Before Court Action: This letter serves to inform the tenant that legal action is being taken and that they must pay the rent arrears or face eviction.
Section 8 Notice
A Section 8 Notice is a document that is served to a tenant when they are in breach of their tenancy agreement. This document outlines the tenant’s obligations and the consequences of not meeting them. It also outlines the landlord’s right to take legal action if the tenant does not comply.
Certificate of Service
Prove to the court that you served the section 8 Notice.
This pack includes all the legal forms and documents referenced above.