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Tenants in Prison – England and Wales

What happens if a tenant is on remand or out on bail, with a possibility of a prison sentence? We explore the different options and possible outcomes regarding a tenancy in this situation. For example, any attempt by the landlord to take possession of the property without due process is potentially an unlawful eviction, which itself could lead to a custodial sentence. In both England and Wales, a breach of contract notice can be served if the tenant is in rent arrears, be that serious rent arrears (at least two months’ arrears) or any rent arrears in England (Persistent Late Payment).

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