S8 eviction on rent arrears - how to chase debt
Rent Arrears

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2 weeks ago
I know it has been asked many times but I am in a position to spend some money on trying to recover rent arrears. Background - tennants moved in June 2023 paid the first month and deposit then didn't pay in July 2023 for their second month of the tenancy and started to make up lots of excuses and stories. August still no pay so went ahead with S8 eviction for rent arrears. I used PCOL and think something about money claim was ticked at some option. Timeline: -31/08/23 Claim created (N5 which states The claimant is also making a claim for money) Also attached is a N119/N120 -01/09/23 Hearing took place -13/10/23 Order of possession N26 attached N26 - 1. The defendant give the claimant possession of property on or before 18 October 2023. 2. The defendant pay the claimant £2,850.00 for rent arrears and for use and occupation and £31.23 per day from 08 October 2023, until possession of the property is given to the claimant. 3. The defendant pay the claimant's costs of £355.00. 4. The defendant pay the total amount of £3,205.00 to the claimant by 18th October 2023. 5. The tenancy deposit of £950.00 held by X order reference X shall be released forthwith to the Claimant in part satisfaction of the judgment debt. -20/10/23 Issue Warrant of Possession N325 -26/10/23 Interim Return on Warrant appointment fixed for possession EX96 EX96 - Appointment 29th November, 2023 (Eviction) Questions that I am looking for answers to: - What would be my next step to claiming what is owed? - Would I first need to figure out where tenants moved to and how do I go about doing this? - What point does the debt become a CCJ or how do I go about getting a CCJ attached? - Are there any solicitors that take on a case for this to limit my involvement? - Anything that I have missed?

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