Section 21 backfired!
The letting agent hadnít taken a deposit claiming that DSS tenants canít afford to pay them. Iíve now discovered though that they charge tenants a large non-refundable admin fee on top of the tenant-finding fee I paid them.
Will I be completely wasting my time and money by taking the tenant to court? I don't think I can apply for an Attachment of Earnings Order as he is on Benefits. The Council however deducted £9 per week from his HB for five months last year, I presume he owed them Council Tax. If the Council can apply Attachment of Earnings to people on Benefits why canít landlords?