My Tenant Received An Eviction Notice- She’s Not Happy

Tenant Received An Eviction Notice

In my last blog post I was throwing my toys out of pram because I was having to evict my tenant. I had an urge to stick my tenant’s head in the meat grinder because she was a few days away from falling 2 months in arrears.

I was actually hoping she would fall into 2 months arrears so I had legal grounds to serve her with a Section 8 Notice and begin the process of evicting her dumb arse. Well, as the title blatantly suggests, the stupid tart failed to make the payments, so now I can get the ball rolling on the eviction process…

Yesterday my tenant received her eviction notice through the post. The Section 8 notice is basically a legal notification used to terminate a Tenancy Agreement during the fixed term because a tenant has breached the agreement. The notice specifies for whom the notice is for, and the exact ground which she has breached. In my tenant’s case, she breached Ground 10:

Ground 10: Any amount of rent is in arrears at the date of service of the notice and remains unpaid on the date on which the proceedings for possession are begun.

The waste of space parasite has 14 days to respond. She can either roll over and die by accepting the notice and vacate the property or if she’s feeling feisty and continues to act as stupid as she looks, she can carry on staying in the property and force me to proceed with a court order.

My Tenant’s Response After Receiving The Eviction Notice

She contacted me yesterday morning all huffy and puffy, whimpering…

I received an eviction notice

Yeah, you owe two months rent, so I have legal grounds to evict you on. I have tried getting rent from you for a while now, and you keep giving me excuses, and failing to meet your promises. What did you expect would happen? I’ve been patient, and you seem to ignore all my calls.

I heard an irritated “URGH”, and then she hung up on me like I was yesterday’s news, and today’s fish n’ chip paper! Shame.

The woman just doesn’t help herself. Running away from the issue is pointless; hanging up the phone isn’t going to help her right now. I don’t know what she expects, and the Lord only knows why she sounded so surprised/annoyed by all this. It’s like when criminals get caught, they act like injustice is being served by inflicting a penalty. What planet are these people living on?

Right, so I have just less than 14 days to wait in order to determine what my next actions will be. If she doesn’t vacate my property, then so be it. I have no qualms with taking her to court and watching her BURN IN HELL! Bearing in mind, this blood sucking cockroach is receiving social benefits, which means she’s receiving a monthly allowance from the Government to pay her rent. Where the fuck is that money going?

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Badger 20th July, 2007 @ 14:29

You fuckin crack me up son, send her to hell just make sure the next one has a shinny halo on eh !. We dont take out mortgages for these people to piss over us, NOW pay the rent and get that needle out ya arm

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Vipul 23rd July, 2007 @ 07:48

OK. Let me explain. If you steal something from TESCO, you get caught and you are jailed. Police action is taken. Theft is a CRIMINAL offence.

So if your tennat is not paying her rent, basically she is stealing from you and should be considered a criminal offence in my opinion.

I have been a tenant before and still am a tenant(commercial) so I can see the picture from both sides.

I think the law needs to be changed!

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Tanya 23rd July, 2007 @ 17:58

What's this? Are we slacking in our blogging suties? What's going on? C'mon, son ;-)
Let's have some news.

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Tanya 23rd July, 2007 @ 18:00

ooops... that was meant to say, clearly, duties, and not, suties, because, come to think of it, suties doesn't even exist, so why would I write a word that doesn't exist? Unless I were the creative type, and thought, hey, hang on, let's just invent a word a slot it right in here, he'll know what I mean anyway.

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The Landlord 23rd July, 2007 @ 18:05

Ha, know what's funny?

I thought to myself, "shit, is my son that advanced at English that she's using words that I didn't even know existed?"

I was about to look in the dictionary! I shit you not!

There isn't much else to report on this eviction saga to be honest. I haven't spoke to my tenant since, and she has another week to break her silence.

Additionally, i haven't been blogging about other property issues because I've been busy designing a new site during the limited spare time I have. This place should look completely different if all goes according to plan. Although, 2 weeks ago I spent a week designing a new site, and right before it was meant to go live, I had a change of heart and decided the design was shit. So back to the drawing board...

How are things with you, son? Any gos for me?

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Devilishqueen 27th July, 2007 @ 18:10

Jeezaz! You're too nice for that thick-faced tenant!

And that B*tch seems to know that fact already... tsk..

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Chris C 2nd August, 2007 @ 09:01

I warned you about those deadbeat dumbass benefit leeching tenants a long time ago but you obviously didn't listen. Now you see why they should be avoided?? I hope you've learned your lesson son because the next one could be far worse.

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The Landlord 2nd August, 2007 @ 17:46


Why can you never support me?

I told you, even people on benefits can be GOOD tenants, just as easily as 9-5 young professionals. I picked a rotton apple this time, and it's been a good experience, because now I know what process I need to go through in order to evict scum!!


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Chris C 3rd August, 2007 @ 10:07

Yeah keep up the good work, you're making me proud. If your tenant needs to be thrown out on the street you should go and watch, maybe even film it for the website as it could be a good lesson to other potential deadbeats out there.

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The Landlord 3rd August, 2007 @ 11:10

Shit, haha, I actually should video it and make a blog about it! That is the ultimate linkbait!!!!

I'm going to send you that CD tonight. Sorry for the delay.

Cold Fusion for life.

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geeta 14th June, 2010 @ 23:20

My tenet won’t pay rent she stopped working after one month . I have served section 8 notice. The council gave her rent guaranty . Can we sue the bloody council? they are not responding.

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Helen 17th June, 2010 @ 20:27

Geeta, If you know the tenant is receiving rent allowance from the coucil and you are not receiveing rent after 2 months of none payment you can write to the coucil and have her rent benefit paid directly to you and they will. That is legal and she will get no say in the matter.

Hope this helps

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Twattybollocks 18th June, 2010 @ 08:52

@Geeta: a please and thank you would be nice given the fact that you are asking for help!


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jessica 18th July, 2010 @ 17:28

I know some people do this as a profession 2 months for the price of 1, why not? any smart landlord will do their research beforehand and take references and that way they are protected, if your too stupid to do that then what do you expect? your going to get abused simple, its your responsibility to ensure you trust the people you rent a flat too, even afte the courts serve an eviction notice you cant throw her out until the court bailifts are ready to do so. Or she'll just leave knowing she used you enough and you'll never see a penny from her. The landlords make this very easy for tenants to get away with, the law is definatley on the tenant's side but thats only because all Landlords are ARSEHOLES!!!!!!! end off

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Silver 18th January, 2011 @ 14:48

I've been reading the little post and the comments. I understand that all of you are landlords and that it is stresfull to deal with your tenants, but I must say that language you are all using is shocking, calling your tenants "bitch", "assholes" or "blood sucking reject" and most of you are women!! You should be ashamed of yourself - first charging people a fortune for a tiny rooms/flats(normally in disputable state)and ridiculous ammount of deposit and then slugging off people who you sucking dry and who provide you more than a decent living??? More respect people!!

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Twattybollocks 18th January, 2011 @ 22:15

Silver - you should be ashamed of yourself for having a go at us for using bad language and then slagging us off anyway!


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Bibi 17th June, 2011 @ 21:27

Most of the tenants are worse than those words they should be wiped especilly those on benifits

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Gene 25th July, 2011 @ 21:49

My tenant refuses to pick up her Special Delivery Section 8(she probably knows what's in the letter). What do I do as the two week deadline is fast approaching?

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Ashley 18th August, 2011 @ 10:30

I am a tenant and have just been given a section 21. The thing that piss's me off is that I pay my rent NEVER been in arrears with it over 3years, I cleared out the dump my landlord said was a garden (which meant I had to pay for skips, plants, decking, grass) I even had to put up with 6 months with NO heating and YES winter was bloody cold (it's bad when your 5year old wakes up and her lips are blue and you can see your own breath), and that's not even half off it. So I would love to know what I have done to be such a bad tenant that me and my family have to leave!!!

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The Landlord 18th August, 2011 @ 10:43

Ashley, a section 21 is NOT an eviction notice. Simply means the Landlord wants his/her property back when the tenancy agreement expires. There could be a NUMBER of reasons for this e.g. the landlord may want to sell the property.

Probably best to ask why the notice was served, there might be a legitimate reason.

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max 10th October, 2011 @ 07:19

you are a twat. have you ever heard of something called communication? it's your JOB to deal with things, that's why you are paid... get another job because you are clearly not cut out to be a good landlord or person for that matter. maybe clean sewers or something where you work with what you are. Shit

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max 10th October, 2011 @ 07:26

and Ashly, call Environmental Health and get them to do an assessment. Maybe put in a claim for disrepair and claim for the money you have spend. You don't need to spend loads in lawyers just go to your local law centre and you may get legal aid depending on how much you earn. If you're child is waking up with blue lips then there is a serious problem. I obviously don't know if your notice has expired yet, or even if it has been served correctly as most aren't. But try to get a claim in asap and it will be classed as a counter claim and be dealt with in accordance with such laws. You still have rights and I suggest you find out what they are. Looking on the internet can provide a range of free organisations that can help to avoid crappy landlords that don't know anything about YOUR rights but seem to know everything about theirs.. Funny that....

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Ali 17th May, 2014 @ 13:35

YOU ARE SUCH A LIAR! A Section 8 voucher is paid directly to the landlord, so you can be SURE to get your money. If she hasn't paid her half, don't expect that she gets govt. benefits on top of the Section 8, she might not.
Liar liar, pants on fire!

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Mo Sheppard 10th August, 2014 @ 23:03

My tenant has been served with Section 21 but has ignored it. She owes me four months rent. She's abusive since I lost my husband and taunts me. She has been served with an evictiction notice from the court and still refuses to go tomorrow. She says she's not moving out and is going to appeal. Can she appeal to a court order?
Next step I've been told is the Bailiffs. My son is about to become homeless and needs the property. She's never worked and gets housing benefit. Of which shes not paid to me. I'm desperate to get her out, she's making me I'll. My health is suffering because of her. Can she appeal? I'm really worried as this court order has cost me £700 so far.. I just can't afford it. I'm so very worried.

















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