*** DO NOT DISCUSS YOUR LETTER OR NOTICE WITH ANYONE AT THE COUNCIL OR WITH YOUR TENANTS BEFORE YOU TAKE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE ***
The Application form or Notice will tell you WHO is making the claim against you.
If your property is a side-let, it will be the tenant or the Council.
If your property is an HMO, it may only be one or two of your tenants.
Do not be fooled. The Council will go out of its way to persuade the remainder of your tenants to make a claim because they believe all landlords are criminals and must be punished. Or the no-win, no-fee solicitors will do so in an attempt to increase their fees. In fact they will attempt to track down ALL of your former tenants to persuade them also to make RRO claims against you.
If any of your tenants were claiming benefits towards rent such as Housing Benefit or Universal Credit then the Council will ALSO look to make its own RRO claim against you, because they believe you should provide free housing to their claimants.