Tenant Eviction Process

The Tenant Eviction Process – How to Evict a Tenant

How the tenant eviction process works for landlords

Stage 1.

In the initial stage of the tenant eviction process the tenant is served with a s.21 Notice to bring the tenancy to an end or a s.8 Notice if there has been a breach of tenancy. Sometimes both notices are served together as part of the tenant eviction process. 

In addition, we will also write a strongly worded but professional letter to the tenant in which we advise them of the implications of non-compliance with the notice. Again, these are all the relevant steps that we take as part of the tenant eviction process.

Stage 2.

Moving on the to the second stage of the tenant eviction process; If the tenant has not complied with the notice, we will complete the necessary court paperwork so that you can obtain a court order.  We will also write to the tenant to make them aware that we are applying for possession, and again alert them to the implications as part of the tenant eviction process.

Many tenants will stop paying their rent because they are being evicted and some will have already stopped paying their rent – however, most of them will believe that the very action of being evicted will mean they are entitled to Council accommodation. 

This is simply not the case – and in most cases non-payment of rent will mean that they will be deemed by the Council to have made themselves homeless – in effect they could make themselves un-houseable as they won’t be able to secure private accommodation without a reference from their current landlord.  

By talking this scenario through with the tenant we can often get the tenant to clear their arrears and move out with some compromise.

Stage 3.

Once the court order has expired we will apply for a bailiffs warrant to physically evict your tenant from the property, we do not charge for this stage of the tenant eviction process if you have engaged us at Stage 2. 

However, if all you need is a bailiffs warrant we can still complete the paperwork for you for a modest fee as part of our service to help you with the tenant eviction process.

 

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