Rent Arrears

At Forbes Solicitors, our rent arrears solicitors understand the stress and financial strain that can come with unpaid rent.

More about Rent Arrears

Whether you are a landlord struggling to collect rent from a tenant or a tenant facing eviction due to rent arrears, our team of experienced rent arrears dispute solicitors is here to help. We have a proven track record of successfully resolving rent arrears disputes through negotiation, mediation, and litigation. Our goal is to provide you with practical and cost-effective solutions to help you get back on track.

What are Rent Arrears?

What are Rent Arrears?

Rent arrears refer to the amount of rent that a tenant owes to their landlord after failing to pay on time. It is the accumulation of unpaid rent over a period of time, and can result in legal action being taken against the tenant.

Why choose our Rent Arrears Solicitors?

Why choose our Rent Arrears Solicitors?

Our rent arrears solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of rent arrears, including negotiating payment plans, issuing court proceedings, and enforcing judgments. We provide a tailored and cost-effective service to ensure that our clients receive the best possible outcome. Our team is dedicated to providing a high level of client care and communication throughout the process.

How can our Rent Arrears Solicitors Help?

How can our Rent Arrears Solicitors Help?

Our rent arrears solicitors can help by providing legal advice and representation to landlords and tenants who are facing issues related to unpaid rent. We can assist with negotiating payment plans, issuing legal notices, and pursuing court action if necessary. Our team has extensive experience in dealing with rent arrears cases and can provide tailored solutions to meet your specific needs. Contact us today to discuss your situation and find out how we can help.

Additional Information

Can I take a tenant to court for rent arrears?

Yes, as a landlord in the UK, you can take a tenant to court for rent arrears by initiating legal proceedings such as filing a claim in the county court including a claim for possession. It is advisable to seek legal advice and follow the correct legal process.

How to deal with a tenant whose rent has fallen into arrears?

To deal with a tenant whose rent has fallen into arrears, communicate with them promptly, understand their situation, offer support and assistance, negotiate a repayment plan, and consider seeking legal advice or mediation if necessary.

How to claim rent arrears from tenant

To claim rent arrears from a tenant, send a written notice requesting payment, provide a breakdown of the amount owed, offer a repayment plan if feasible, and if necessary, consider taking legal action such as filing a claim in the county court or using a debt recovery service.

How many months' rent arrears before eviction?

Eviction proceedings can typically be initiated by a landlord when a tenant has accumulated several months of rent arrears, usually around 2 to 3 months. However, specific circumstances and local authority policies can vary, so it's advisable to seek legal advice.

Possession Proceedings

There are different notices applicable for different scenarios including breaches of a tenancy agreement. It is imperative that the correct notice is served for possession proceedings to then be issued if needed. It is advisable to seek legal advice to follow the correct notice and possession claim requirements.

Contact Forbes Solicitors for further advice and support, especially our Forbes Landlord Assist service

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