What Happens If Your Tenant Does Not Pay Rent?
If rent is not paid it is a breach of the Tenancy Agreement.
If there is rent arrears in the first 6 months of a periodic tenancy or a fixed term tenancy with a break clause, a landlord can serve a 28 day Notice of Termination without giving any reason. If there is a fixed-term tenancy in place (with no break clause) the below two step procedure must be followed.
If a landlord wants to end a tenancy because of rent arrears after the tenant has acquired part 4 rights (i.e the tenant has been in the property over 6 months) then a six step procedure must be followed:
Step 1: A landlord must issue a warning notice to the tenant to pay back the rent arrears
Step 2: Landlords must serve a copy of the written rent arrears warning notice to the RTB at the same time as on the tenant
Step 3: RTB will write to the landlord and tenant upon receipt of the warning notice
Step 4: Service of Notice of Termination
Step 5: Landlords must serve a copy of the Notice of Termination to the RTB
Step 6: RTB will contact the tenant informing them of their resolution options
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January 2022 (Please be aware that the legislation is constantly changing)
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