Proving Rent Arrears in Court

When a section 8 notice has been served on the ground of two months of rent arrears (ground 8), and proceedings commenced, a landlord must prove at the court hearing that the tenant was in arrears

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Applying to the Court for Rent Arrears Only

If it is not necessary to obtain possession, a landlord may wish to make a claim under the occupation contract for debt using the small claims procedure of the County Court. The court will determine the amount awarded at the date of trial. If a claim is being made for interest on arrears, this must be stated on the claim form because interest will not be added to the debt automatically. If the sum is cleared and further arrears arise, it will be necessary to submit another claim.