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  • Landlords in Distress

    Section 8/Bailiffs

    Have been to court on a section 8 and won. Have now instructed the bailiffs and got a date for them to turn up. The local council have offered to pay off most of the arrears. The tenant had previously been fine for six years until getting in to arrears. My question is - If I call off the bailiffs now would I have to start the whole process again from square one ie  issue new section 8/21 etc, or, could I simply re- instruct the bailiffs at a later date if things went south.

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    Positive stuff.

    Not sure if same with your area regarding Bailiffs but I stopped them and was able to instruct at a later date .

    Would advice you to speak to bailiff and confirm .

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    Thanks for your suggestion. Will give them a call on Monday.

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    You don't mention if council state "we will pay off arrears IF YOU CANCEL EVICTION".   If they didn't put that as a condition I'd simply accept their kind offer of funds, when paid still evict.


    If they have stated that as a condition I'd ask the local councillor why council is wasting tax-payers money on a cheat who breaks contracts. And inform bailiffs the job is suspended: If rent missed within (I think..) 12 months can still evict...   (r.83.3(3) and (4) Civil Procedure Rules 1998).

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    So you think don't think it's a waste of Council funds to pay the landlord the arrears and the landlord still evicts the tenants, but if the Council pays the arrears and seeks an assurance that the eviction will be halted, then that's a waste of Council funds?? 

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    Sorry if I wasn't clear: I would regard it as a waste of taxpayers money to pay arrears that the tenant himself should & could have paid.


    But, hey, free country, everyone entitled to their own point of view. Best regards to all.

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