29th January 2021
My Tenant has not paid any rent since the first Covid-19 Lockdown in March 2020. As of the 25th of January 2021, I have received no rent in 10 months.
During this period, I have not received any self-declaration from the Tenant, and I believe them to be working full-time from my property.
Are the tenants protected or can I terminate this tenancy?
From the information provided, the tenants are not protected and yes, you can terminate this tenancy.
The new protections do not apply to a tenant who, on the 10th of January 2021 has rent arrears of an amount equal or above 5 months’ rent.
You can serve a 28-termination notice, providing you have already followed the correct procedure (issued the warning notice/offer a payment plan etc), and proceed in the normal manner. Please ensure that you use the correct forms and follow the correct termination procedure.
Contact IPOA For Any Assistance Needed When Completing Your Notice.
01-8276000 / firstname.lastname@example.org