The government recently announced that it would stop requiring tenants of shared dwellings to pay hefty council tax bills by banding individual rooms in shared households individually for council tax reasons. The NRLA projects that this change will save landlords and their tenants up to £1,000 annually.
If a landlord is owed money from an ex-tenant who refuses to pay, they may have to resort to legal action to recover the debt. However, getting a court judgment is not the end of the story; the judgement still needs to be enforced and the debtor made to pay. In this blog we look at the different options a landlord has including a third-party debt order and attachment of earning order.