tenant not paying

-The majority of people nowadays live in rented accommodation. It is a common fact that most tenants tend to be unreliable and often fail to pay their rent on time. Tenants may not only withhold the payment for the next month, but they might also damage the property or even leave without paying altogether.

-Tenants need to know that there are things they can do to avoid such problems as late payments or eviction from the rented premises. It is always better for landlords and tenants alike to come to an agreement about what will happen if the monthly payment is due and it does not arrive on time: make sure you set out your arrangement clearly in writing before you let your property.

-If there is no written evidence stating how much notice needs to be given if the rent is to be paid in advance, then the tenant should give two weeks’ notice before having to pay again.

-In order to have a successful tenancy relationship it is important that tenants know their rights as well as understand the rules and regulations of being a good tenant. In case of problems or queries, tenants should always consult an experienced letting agent as they are often best placed to assist. However, if the issue still remains unresolved after approaching a professional for help, there are other ways available for resolving disputes with your landlord.

-It should be first tried solving the issue through informal means such as talking directly to your landlord about late payments or eviction from rented premises. If this does not provide you with any results – meaning that your rent-related problems are getting worse – you could try contacting your local Tenancy Tribunal or Community Law centre.

-What is the cause of late payments? There are many reasons why tenants might not pay rent on time, but it usually boils down to one of two things: either they do not have enough money to cover the rental payment and/or other necessary expenditures each month; or they just don’t want to part with their hard-earned cash and they will do everything in order not to do so.

-In both cases, these problems can be avoided if people put some thought into how much money is coming in and going out of their bank accounts each month. It is equally important that landlords understand that most tenants actually consider paying for a place where they live an investment and not a loss, and if the rules of renting are clearly set out from the beginning, there should be no need for disputes between landlords and tenants.

-There are many things that could go wrong between landlords and their tenants: failure to pay rent on time is one of them. If this situation has occurred – meaning that your tenant has failed to pay rent even though you have agreed in writing to have it paid in advance, or because they simply do not want to – then you will need to take some action before anything else happens as this behaviour is unacceptable. In order to evict your tenant from rented premises you must follow legal procedures carefully otherwise it might backfire against you.

-For example, if tenant’s lease contract has already ended, they are legally entitled to live in rented premises until you take them to court (court proceedings start in that case). So before you decide on anything else it is advisable that you talk with your tenant in person if possible or contact an experienced letting agent in order to solve this issue. As a landlord, you can serve them with a 14-day Notice of Intention to Leave the Premises after their rent has been late for more than two weeks. However, if this does not work either, you will need to serve them with another notice requiring them to leave within 28 days.