Residential Landlord

Are you a landlord seeking to evict your tenant legally?

Sadly, if you have a difficult tenant this can become very costly for the landlord.

If your tenant is in arrears, refusing to pay building insurance, refusing to leave or vacate the property, causing a nuisance on the premises, breaching the tenancy agreement or damaging your property, then we can help you. 

Or have you unintentionally failed to comply with the landlord’s obligations by not protecting the tenant’s deposit, giving inadequate notice to the tenant, changed the locks, not maintained the property? We are here to help you find a solution. 

We offer our clients a free 30-minute consultation.

 

Legal Options Available

It is unlawful to try and evict your tenant without a Court Order. To avoid the Court refusing to grant you an Order or you facing prosecution, it is in your interest to ensure you comply with the correct legal procedure.

We may need to serve the tenant with a Section 8 or Section 21 Notice, and this really depends on the type of breach.

When to issue a Section 21 notice?

A Section 21 Notice is commonly referred to as a ‘no fault’ eviction, as this notice does not need a reason for you as a landlord to seek possession of your property. 

A Section 21 Eviction Notice can be used if the fixed term has expired, and you have complied with your prescribed obligations as a landlord within the Tenancy Agreement. This will start the legal process to end an assured shorthold tenancy. This notice will inform the tenant of the date they must leave the property by.  

The expiration date of a Section 21 Notice must also give the tenant at least two full months’ notice to leave the property.  

What is a Section 8 Order?

A Section 8 Notice is a fault-based notice and can be used if your tenants have broken the terms of the tenancy agreement such as not paying rent or causing damage to your property.

Different Section 8 grounds have different notice periods. As a landlord, it is important that you adhere to the notice periods to ensure that your notice is valid. 

Do take advantage of our free 30-minute consultation where you can find out what your rights are as a landlord and then decide what course of action best suits your needs.