Tenant claiming 'exceptional hardship'
The S21 has expired and I have applied to the courts for accelerated possession.
My tenant is claimimg exceptional hardship as part of his defence and is claimimg the maximum 42 days allowed.
I have read his defence statement and basically it relies on the fact that he is waiting for a conviction history report from the police before any housing associations will consider his application for housing.
I know his parents can accomodate him if they wanted to, and i also know that my local council will find him bed and breakfast accomodation as a temporary measure.
Can I state this information to the court as part of my claim?
The court papers I have received state that if the defendant does not file a defence I can apply for a possession order. Can I still apply for a possession order if he has filed a defence?
I have read the RLA guide notes and they say that I can request a possession order to take effect in 14 or 28 days?
Can you please clarify my position.
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