When are you moving out?
How much rent will you owe then?
How much is the deposit?
Is the letter from him or solicitors?
Please bear with me over weekend as I am on and offline
We dont have a date yet as we are still looking for a property.
We will owe £4000 by end of July 2013.
The deposit is £1980.00.
The letter has been sent by a solicitor that he instructed.
So why haven't you paid the arrears up top date?
Has he given you a s8 notice or s21?
We cannot afford to pay it and we were hoping that we could pay some out of our £1980 deposit.
He has given us a s21 which the end date is 28th July 2013.
You would advise him what he can do but what would you do to advise us please.What can we do in this situation. It would be too costly to have a court case.What can we do !! What would you advise for our defence ?
I amsorry but you don't have a defence. You owe him rent. If he takes you to court you will lose. You maybe able to insist that the deposit pays for the final bit of rent but you aregoing to have to come up with over £2000 by the end of July, or you will facethose court proceedings and you will end up with the judgement.
Therewas a magic solution to defending claims for rent, everyone would do it and noone would pay rent. I'm sorry, I do not have a magical and is for you becausequite simply, there is not one.
Landlord said he would start proceedings if he did not get the amount by this Tuesday.How long would it take to receive the judgement please.
If he issuesproceedings, you have 14 days to acknowledge them and another 14 days to file adefence.
There is then alittle bit of to-ing and fro-ing on some more paperwork so I would be verysurprised if it was in court within eight weeks. Not impossible, but unlikely. More likely 12 or more
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