I used to pay rent to an agent but they made me post the rent through their office as I was working during their office times.
After I insisted they give me an account to pay it into they told me to stop being difficult and then told me I would be dealing with the landlord from now on.
When the landlord visited he said i could pay it into his account and that he would text me the details.
That was the last time I saw or heard off him for over two months.
Long story short, he refused to give me account details when he finally did get in touch, asked me to move out which I have. He sent me a letter saying he would be making an application to the court for rent arrears.
I planned to get some advice about this once I’d finished moving. But today the landlord text me to inform me that he has obtained a CCJ for over 2000. The rent arrears were just under £1500. And I have until 4pm on 18th October to pay them
I wasn’t aware a date had been set for judgement as I would’ve defended myself. He conveniently didn’t text me about that part but was more than happy to text me today to tell me he was successful.
I don’t know what to do.
I stupidly sent him a text a few weeks back saying I don’t have his rent anymore as he wanted me to move and I couldn’t afford both. So I.cant even argue that he can’t prove I owe it.
Help. I’ve got nowhere near £2000