I have issued a Section 21(4)(A) on the 30th March giving 2 months notice to vacate the property on 31st May to some tenants having a periodic AST. I delivered the notices in the letterbox and as I was doing so a tenant appeared, so I gave some to her by hand. I took dated photos with a witnesss. Their deposites are in a Depsosit Protection Scheme.
On the 1st April they paid the rent and around the 15th of April, I got sms messages from some of the tenants claiming that they only just recieved the notices and claimed that I hid the notices from them etc.
1st of May, they did not pay the rent and are refusing to answer phone calls.
What is my next step and is it good that they have not paid the rent on the 1st May?