We have just gone through our first S21 and successfully evicted the tenant but now the second layer of problems are starting. Courts took 5.5 months to go through the eviction process so we have that amount of unpaid rent plus about £4,000 of damages plus legal costs. The correct process to recover the debt is to go back to the County Court BUT I am advised that if the tenant chooses not to pay there is nothing we can do to enforce payment. Are the courts really failing landlords so badly that we are unable to confidently recover our legal debts or am I missing something. Any advice on recovering tenant debt greatly appreciated.
4 December 2017 - 4:19pm