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Thousands of people taken to court over council tax payments

Posted on Friday, 11th October 2013 by

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We have heard in the news today thousands of people are being taken to court for their failure to pay council tax when it falls due.  It is thought this is as a result in the changes in the benefits system that came into effect in April this year.

It seems the changes are also giving rise to claims by Landlords seeking to recover possession of properties on the basis tenants are unable to pay their rent.

It is important for Landlords to follow the correct procedure when trying to evict tenants to ensure they do not inadvertently unlawfully evict the tenants.  This means the correct notice seeking possession needs to be served and if the tenant fails to vacate, proceedings must be issued at court before repossession can take place.  In some cases, bailiffs are needed to evict the tenants if they fail to vacate on the date of possession.

We understand Landlords do not want to spend a lot of money on evicting tenants who already owe them rent.  As such we offer fixed fees for each stage of the process.

If you are trying to recover possession of your property, get in touch for a no obligation discussion on 0800 999 8880.

Frances Jacobs is one of our Solicitors in Leicester, who are all experts in their fields and dedicated to quality client care. If you would like to find out more about our solicitors in Leicester please contact us.

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Paul Stubbs - Litigation
Paul Stubbs - Litigation
paul.s@ehlsolicitors.co.uk 01332 862 113
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