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Not paying rent , not responding

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Landlord

My tenant since Aug 2015 has simply stopped paying rent for the last 6 weeks. He does not respond to my email, text, letters or phone calls.  I’m happy to work with him if he is experiencing financial difficulty but can’t get to talk with him. Is my only option to evict him? – Costly and time consuming. Or is there an intermediary who could talk with the tenant first?  

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Landlord

Hi Paul, it is a tricky situation you find yourself in but in future I would advise using an online letting agency. I used Letme, and they paid me 12 months rent upfront, and then they recieve the monthly payments from the tenant. There are no deposits or fee’s for the landlord, instead they charge 10% of your rental income. This works out much more cost effective than other methods and means you won’t have problems like this in the future. Hope your issue gets sorted. 

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Tenant

Are you quite sure he is not dead? I mean it is possible if you have heard nothing and get no reply to phone calls that he has either had an accident or is currently renting on another plane. Other than that, your best bet is to go round and see if it looks like he’s in.

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