I am renting a property and am on a periodic contract, they have given me 2 months notice, so I move out 28th September. I have stopped working due to I'll health and am a month and half in arrears with another month to pay at end of august. I've just had a call from the agents and said they want me out asap as I'm not paying rent, but I'm due to be out 28th September anyway. Can they evict me or make me move out earlier?
Province/Country relating to question : West yorkshire
HiThank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer. I will try to help with this. Please RATE my answer OK SERVICE or above.They cannot make you move out any earlier than the S21 notice expires but they can go to court to get a judgment against you for rent arrears.Obviously if you are dependent on public funds that might impact upon your capacity to be rehoused.But no, they cannot evict you without a court order for this reason.Hope this helps. Please rate my answer OK SERVICE or above and then I will continue with this for free.
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How soon can they take me to court as I plan to pay the arrears over the next 3 months.
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