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  • Landlords in Distress

    Self employed ex-tenant issue

    Hi all,

    I managed to get a tenant to leave off his own free will due to rent arrears.

    He is self-employed and although we had a private agreement to repay the rent owed at a small amount per month (£50!) he hasn't and won't make any payments.

    If I go down the CCJ route it will destroy his business and guarantee me no chance of repayment.

    I've done an attachment of earnings before; but he's self-employed ; is there the equivalent of such a thing?

    Also; I assume his business i.e. income go through his company account (sole trader not ltd); so not sure if any payments to me can be linked to that account.

    Any advice on how to proceed regarding a self employed ex tenant appreciated

    Cheers in advance

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    Hi Pocster,

    A CCJ would not destroy his business.  He could pay the debt to get it removed.

    Is he communicating with you?

    I would issue a MCOL and he may well pay up rather than get the CCJ.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the info.

    It's safe to say communication has now ceased.

    My concern is his business from what I know could not afford the 1 off payment. Hence I feel a CCJ he can't afford to pay would basically shoot myself in the foot - but also agree it might "motivate" him to find the funds.

    Thanks

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    We have had a high success rate with MCOL and instructed bailiffs to recover the amount owed on behalf of our Landlords.

    if you need further advise on how to go about this, please feel free to contact me.

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    Yeah ?

    i find high court writs far more efffective

    he is self employed and has no assets - so trickier

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