Need to Evict a Tenant?
Efficient 3 Step Expert Eviction Process...
We are Qualified and Regulated Lawyers
Optional Preliminary Stage - Arrears Letter - £97
If your tenant has been defaulting under their tenancy then our expert lawyer-drafted letter on law firm letterhead might of itself do the trick and could keep an otherwise historically good tenant in your home whilst saving the cost of the further steps below. It possibly saves on serving the section 21 notice to quit or section 8 notice.
Serve Properly Drafted, Valid Notice On Tenants - £127
Hint: it may be necessary to conduct a full review of all of the numerous preliminary steps that must have been taken by the landlord in order to be able to serve a valid notice. The government has created lots of initial requirements that can act as 'stumbling blocks' for a landlord trying to serve a valid notice. Accordingly, in some cases this review is essential in which case we will conduct and extensive, systematic review and will not serve a notice until we are sure that you have received the correct advice on the safety of proceeding. If such a review is appropriate we will tell you and the combined fixed fee would be £279
Serving notice is the cheapest part of the main process and usually the most effective.
This notice is signed and served by our qualified lawyer who drafts either a s21 notice or a section 8 notice - or you may be advised to have BOTH in which case the additional reduced fee for further notices would be £90 per additional notice.
Whichever route is best for you - section 21 and/or section 8 - the accuracy of the notice is guaranteed.
WARNING: FOR MANY LANDLORDS WHO 'GO IT ALONE', THIS IS WHERE THEIR POSSESSION CLAIM FALLS DOWN MEANING THE CLAIM GETS STRUCK OUT AND SO COSTING MONTHS OF TIME, WASTED LEGAL FEES AND POSSIBLE FINANCIAL LOSS.
Some landlords and letting agents think that the law is straightforward but it is definitely not, particularly following the Deregulation Act 2015. We are often left to 'pick up the pieces' after a landlord or letting agent has carried out the work themselves or by not utilising a regulated law firm. This approach can easily cost a landlord thousands of pounds in lost rent and legal fees, as well as months of delay. In short, you may as well get it right from the beginning by coming to us in the first place.
The good news is that, if done right, tenants may decide to leave at this stage. In any event, for a modest initial fee you can rest assured that you have got the foundation of any future possession claim right first time.
Only if they do not leave do we move on to...
Bring a Possession Claim at Court - £497 FIXED FEE
We are fully qualified and registered lawyers with the additional right to conduct litigation and so we are fully authorised to undertake tenant eviction litigation for you on your behalf.
WARNING: DO NOT TRY TO PHYSICALLY REMOVE A TENANT YOURSELF. YOU WILL COMMIT A CRIMINAL OFFENCE.
FURTHER WARNING: YOU SHOULD CONSIDER INSTRUCTING A LAWYER TO GET THIS JOB DONE. THAT'S WHAT YOU GET WITH US FROM DAY ONE. WE CAN SIGN THE COURT DOCUMENTS. MANY OF OUR COMPETITORS CANNOT, YET THEY CHARGE SIMILAR FEES.
Get the Bailiffs In - £247
This step has become increasingly necessary as councils tend to insist that they will not rehouse tenants unless or until the landlord has not only a possession order but also a date for the bailiffs to attend and ensure that possession is granted to the landlord.
Like all other aspects of the process, we keep the fee for this reasonable and fixed in advance. We understand the 'system' and our panel of experts know how to obtain maximum effect in the minimum time.
Please note that we also have a newly introduced pre-action stage (see top of this page). Most will need to start our 3 step process at step 1 or 2. However, the new preliminary step may be something that suits particular circumstances...
*Please note that all fees are exclusive of court fees (payable to the government) and representation at court/additional work in which regard we would agree a fixed fee with you.