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Landlord court date, please help me

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I hope someone can help me, I was late paying my September & October rent

£700 per month, in October I was issued A section 8 due to owing £1400
I paid £1000
I have been summoned to court, I owe £1100, not 2 months rent
How is it possible when I did not owe 2 months rent, I thought I had to owe 2 months before landlord could apply


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The landlord can file a case against you at any time and condition. However, during the case, if you’re not in arrears of two months rent or more, the court will not give the landlord the possession order they want. 

Make sure you don’t owe two months of rent or more at the time of the hearing and you should be fine. 

However, do note that if the landlord has decided they want to evict you, sooner or later, they will, using the Section 21 notice at the end of the fixed term, or in just two months time if you’re in a periodic tenancy. 

After Section 21 notice is validly served, and two months have passed, the landlord can issue another Section 8 notice and this time the court will give them the possession order automatically. 

So, you might need to think about finding new accommodation even if the landlord fails this time. 

Check out our articles on eviction for more information:

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