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Thank you - I have been High Street solicitor all my working life - and have a reasonable knowledge of housing matters - and I will certainly tell you if what you are asking is beyond my knowledge
What kind of property is it?
Is this a leasehold property that you own/owned?
Did they write and warn you that you were in arrears?
So the first step was the S8 notice?
What was the first paperwork you had with regard to the repossession?
When is/was the hearing?
This is a residential property which you have rented on a Shorthold tenancy - is that correct?
Before Court Action is taken you have to receive a Written Notice - did you not receive that?
Certainly the fact that they failed to serve the correct Notice does make is seem posisble that their failure to take the correct rent was deliberate - especially if in the past they
have been able to adjust the rent that they take without reference to you
It will not be sufficient to involve the police - but it will help your case
This simply forms part of your case that the Landlord is NOT entitled to possession as they have failed to act properly in servib=ng Notice - that is your defence to the action, the fact that they failed to take the correct money is simply a secondary backup