Tenant Eviction FAQ’s
Which notice needs to be served?
The required notice will depend upon the reason that you require possession. Call us for an initial chat, tell us why you require your property back and we will tell you what you need to do.
How Long Does It Take To Get a possession order?
Normally it will take 6-10 weeks to get the court order, however this can vary from court to court.
What Happens Once I Get A Court Order?
The tenant should leave by the date set by the court (usually14 days) if not we can apply for the bailiff.
How Long Does It Take To Get A Bailiff?
This will depend on the workload of the individual court and whether or not you have been granted leave to transfer to the High Court. You could therefore be looking at anything between 10 days & 10 weeks.
I Have Let Tenant Into The House Without A Written Tenancy Agreement. Do I Need To Issue A Written Tenancy Agreement?
A written tenancy agreement is not essential for an assured shorthold tenancy created after 28 February 1997. Where you do not use a written agreement, the tenant will have a fixed term for the first six months during which you will not be able to ask him to leave unless he breaches the terms of the tenancy. However, if the agreement is not in writing, proving what the terms are between the parties will be difficult but not insurmountable.
Can I Enter The Property To Inspect Its Condition?
This will depend on the terms of the tenancy agreement. Most written tenancy agreements allow the landlord to inspect upon giving reasonable notice. Reasonable notice is usually no less than 24 hours and often requires the landlord to give the tenant notice in writing. What would not be acceptable is simply turning up and letting yourself in as this could be a breach of the tenants rights of quiet enjoyment.
Why Should I Use Remove A Tenant
Why Pay An Eviction Specialist To Get Rid Of Unwanted Tenants?
Your rental property is just that: your property. You have worked hard to pay for it and it provides vital income for you. If you have tenants who are refusing to pay rent or causing other problems, it can be extremely upsetting and frustrating. There are numerous stages you will need to go through in order to get rid of them, and this can be stressful. The different arrangements and the emotional strain it entails can feel like it’s taking over your life. It can be difficult to remain calm and do things ‘by the book’ – but this is the best way to get the result you want. Remove A Tenant will take on all of the responsibility for getting rid of them for you, for a fixed fee. This means you are able to keep the whole situation at arms’ length and get on with the your life, knowing that everything is in hand and you will soon have your property back again.
Why Should I Use Remove A Tenant?
Remove A Tenant have many years of expertise in this difficult area. As landlords ourselves, we know the pressures you are under – but we have also been carrying out tenant evictions for the past 15 years, too. We pride ourselves in being able to understand your needs. We offer a high level of professional care to our clients, knowing how badly this can affect landlords. We don’t just offer an eviction service: we know what you are going through, because we have been there many times ourselves. Our service is fast and cost-effective – two things that will matter the most to you, since we know you will just want to be done with the stress and inconvenience as soon as possible but will want to keep costs as low as you can.
Where Are We Based?
Remove A Tenant is based in Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull. We are a successful and growing privately-owned business. As such, we are well-placed both geographically and professionally to serve the whole country. If you need help to evict problem tenants, please do call us today and we will be happy to discuss your situation with you. You can also use our enquiry form, or submit a request for us to call you back, in which case we will endeavour to get back to you within 2 hours, 7 days a week.
How Much Does Your Service Cost?
We offer a number of related services that cover the full range of eviction procedures. You can find out more about the different stages you may need to go through, and what these might entail, on our website. For our full eviction service, which includes both your court costs and the costs of solicitor representation in court, the costs vary depending on the specific circumstances. From issuing the correct Section 8 notice, or the necessary Section 21 notice, through to preparing your court paperwork and employing our solicitor for the day of the court hearing on your behalf, Remove a Tenant take care of all the administration that is required to force unwanted tenants to leave your house.
Can You Help With Housing Benefit Schemes?
Yes. Remove A Tenant has significant expertise in housing benefit claims. We know that it is often the case that tenants will be in arrears with their rent, whilst they are claiming housing benefit. In these instances, we can usually arrange to have the payee of the housing benefit changed so that you receive the income you are due while you are waiting for the court dates. This means your financial situation should not get any worse, and it reduces the frustration of knowing that the money that is earmarked for accommodation is not being paid to the right person.
Can You Give Advice In The Meantime?
Remove A Tenant can help you understand the law as it applies to landlords’ and tenants’ rights – for example, whether you are allowed to inspect the property at short notice, and what else you are able to do to protect your property. This is particularly important in the run-up to an eviction notice and subsequent court case. You can find more information in the FAQs on our site. You are also welcome to contact us by phone or email to discuss your needs further with us – we will be happy to talk you through what you need to know to ensure that evicting your tenants is as smooth a process as possible.