Q. My tenant is in significant arrears. What are my options?

A. The first step would to be to understand why it is that your tenant has fallen into arrears and come up with a suitable solution to assist if there is genuine hardship rather than reluctance to pay. A payment plan with perhaps a switch to monthly in-advance rental payment options may ease its cashflow in the short term.

– Emily Parkinson BSC (HONS) MRICS, Chartered Surveyor