Originally Posted by Eireog1
I know the notice period but I'm wondering when the notice period is up they wont be in the country can I go to the property and change the locks with the processions still inside?
No you cannot do this. You give 14days and a day then 28days notice and a day. Then contact rtb for hearing. If rtb are quick then you go to hearing and tell them you have not been paid rent. If the tenant is not there you will win automatically. Dont worry if they are not in the country. That is ther problem.
THEN you have to ask rtb to bring the tenant to court to be evicted. You then have to pay bailiffs to remove them.
Continue with this even if they are back as they will do the same again.
Tell the tenant you will be giving then notice now.
If less than 6months you can give them 28days notice to leave. If more than 6months then do the above for non payment of rent.
Tell them you are giving them notices for non payment. Use the forms on rtb website. Make sure you do everything by the book. Pay registered without signature to the address. Keep a copy of the receipt. Contact rtb with a heads up of what is happening. Dont let this run on. Tell them the rent has to be paid now what is owed. Keep a log of all the texts and calls to bring to the hearing. Hopefully it will not come to it.
Very bad form of the tenant.You may not get the rent. They must have done this before.
Do check it has not be rented out in the mean time.
If they are paying some rent with rent allowance or hap that will be stopped by social because you can only get this if the tenant is in the country. They will have to reapply when they come back. The same applies to social payments. Social have a system that can see withdrawal payments being made aboard and they could be called for an interview.