Can I sell my house?

Landlord Expert
By Landlord Expert March 7, 2013 15:41

I have tenants in my house on an AST which commenced 26th October 2012 for 1 year.

Recently they have started to mess me about with the rent, Missed Feb completely, £50 short in April and now £250 short in June. No explanations, no effort to pay it back.

I have a mortgage on the property, which they are fully aware of. I now want to sell the house and give them two months Notice. However because they were honest and told me they had a CCJ and were tight for spare cash I let them off the references and took no deposit. I understand that this invalidates the Section 21 that was signed on commencement of the Tenancy.

Can you please advise what I have to do in order to sell my house and stay within the law. I can pursue them in a small claims court for my rent after the sale? I do not expect them to pay the rent once I tell them that I am selling, what further action should I / can I take in this situation please?

I am at my wits end, please advise.

Many thanks

Sue Diggines

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By Landlord Expert March 7, 2013 15:41

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