Evicting a residential tenant
How to evict a residential tenant
Our dedicated landlord and tenant team who are specialist solicitors takes pride in their ability to effectively navigate the intricate matters within the private rented sector. We strive to provide practical and cost-efficient advice, ensuring your needs are met in the most efficient
The residential lettings sector is governed by a vast and ever-growing body of legislation, comprising over 175 primary pieces of law. Successfully manoeuvring through these legal complexities can be overwhelming. However, our experienced team is here to offer the practical guidance you require. We understand the urgency of taking swift action when dealing with a defaulting tenant, and we are committed to supporting you through what can be a challenging and stressful period.
- Review – We conduct thorough document checks to ensure comprehensive accuracy, diligently reviewing your documents. If any documents are missing, we will promptly inform you and provide expert guidance on the legal remedies available to address the situation.
- Notice – We will diligently prepare the necessary notice and initiate the required actions to progress the matter promptly and effectively.
After the Step 1 Legal Notice has expired and the tenant fails to vacate the property, the subsequent step in the eviction process is to apply for possession through the court. The type of application required varies depending on the specifics of the case. Our exceptional knowledge, expertise, and efficiency allow us to provide our top-tier services at significantly reduced costs.
There are two distinct types of possession applications, and we will gladly offer guidance on determining the most appropriate route to take.
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In cases where a tenant refuses to vacate the premises despite a court-issued order, we take necessary action to have them removed. This process involves applying for the services of a bailiff, which can only be done after obtaining a possession order. In certain instances, with the court’s approval, we may opt for the assistance of a high court enforcement officer to enforce the possession order. This alternative approach is generally faster than engaging a county court bailiff, although it does involve a higher fee. We recommend pursuing this option if it has been
granted by the court.
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