Best way to deal with a non paying tenant in rented farmhouse

Anyone have any solutions or had the experience of a non paying tenant in a rented out farm house? Circa £5k owed now. Still in house
 
Tell them boiler has failed its service, take it out and say you cant afford or cant get new one? Turn the water off?
There’s no problem getting them out. Was just seeing if anyone had experienced this and what route was best to get the money back first
 

Goweresque

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North Wilts
Basically you're screwed. You can't get your money, and you very likely won't be able to get possession of the house any time soon either, through a combination of court backlogs and bailiffs not enforcing repossession orders. The government have decided that landlords can go hang during the coronavirus crisis and have given tenants all the aces, and the unscrupulous ones know it only too well.
 

Levelsman

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Anyone have any solutions or had the experience of a non paying tenant in a rented out farm house? Circa £5k owed now. Still in house
Are they long standing tenants or on initial 6 month of an AST? Presume if a farm house, not many months to run up £5k. You did take a sizeable deposit, even if lodged with DPS?? As said above, agents earn their keep in these situations!
If there is no agreement between the l/l and tenant to settle over a longer time span and that is already being honoured (got the t-shirt!), the tears will just get bigger the longer it goes on. 😭
 

Formatted

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Sussex
There's a lot just milking the virus and saving a fortune by using the non eviction and hardship story .
and there are also legitimately people who have lost their jobs and can't afford their rent. Maybe the Range Rover is on hire purchase and they can't make the payments there either?

The government have decided that landlords can go hang during the coronavirus crisis and have given tenants all the aces, and the unscrupulous ones know it only too well.
All homeowners including landlords were offered mortgage holidays if they needed them.
 

Formatted

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Sussex
I’d turn the water of and put something big on top of stop cock or metre.
I can't tell if this is serious but someone else has said this above as well, this is illegal and immoral. If you are a landlord when you let out a house you take the risk that someone might not pay you on time or might not pay you at all. The courts exist for a reason, pursue them through that and once June rolls around you can get them evicted and pursue them for arrears.

If you are having issues with the mortgage because your tenant is in rent arrears speak to your bank I am sure they'll be very understanding.
 

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