Evicting a Tenant

Landlords, has your tenant defaulted on their tenancy agreement? Do you wish to regain possession of your property and evict your tenant? Do you have problem tenants? If you need a tenant evicted, we can provide you with a simple, cheap and effective eviction process to gain possession of your property.

There is a formal process that needs to be carried out before you can regain possession of your property.

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Giving notice of eviction

You must give notice to a tenant at least two months before you wish to evict them.  This is a requirement under section 21 of the Housing act 1988.

Possession orders

If the tenant does not voluntarily move out after receiving your eviction notice the next stage is to start court proceedings to seek possession.  A possession order cannot be made if the tenancy is in the first six months.

The most common section notices are a Section 21 and a Section 8 (also known as the ‘Section 8 Notice to Quit’ and the ‘Section 8 Possession Notice’).   Under an assured shorthold tenancy (“AST”) a landlord has the right to seek repossession without giving a reason, after the fixed term has expired, upon servicing a Section 21 notice.

If a tenant has defaulted on the terms of the AST then you have grounds to seek possession under a Section 8.  This requires you to give a reason.  Rent arrears can be grounds for seeking possession, providing the rent arrears are more than eight weeks.

Bailiffs

If your tenant still refuses to move out after the date given in the court order we can apply to the court for a warrant of possession.  Your tenants will then be evicted by Bailiffs.

Timeframes

We can never guarantee timeframes when it comes to evicting a tenant but we can guarantee that we will do our very best to meet your expectations because you are at the heart of everything we do.

The process for a section 21 possession claim takes approximately 6 weeks, from the expiration of the notice, dependent on the Courts.

The process for a section 8 possession claim takes approximately 8-10 weeks, from the expiration of the notice, again dependent on the Courts.

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