Jail and Possession.

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There are occasions when you might be faced with a tenant going to jail, and you want repossession of the property because of these circumstances (he/she will probably not be able to pay rent whilst in jail, especially if there is only a single tenant). There is no need to worry as repossession laws apply even if the tenant is in prison. If there are no arrears of rent and the tenancy is not in a fixed term, the Section 21 procedure is available. If there are arrears of rent of two months or more, you will be entitled to go down the Section 8 route. It would be far easier, however, if a formal surrender were given by the tenant the fact that a tenant is in jail is not surrender it must be given formally by the tenant.

21/12/2008 00:00

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