How To Evict A Tenant

Find Out How To Evict A TenantAt Seatons, we are Landlord Law experts, and offer a fast and friendly legal service for landlords wishing to evict a tenant with low sensible fees that provide exceptional value for money.

Although we are based in Northamptonshire, distance is not a problem! We act for clients across England & Wales. So, whether you live just up the road, or a few hundred miles away then we can still help.

We are known as the friendly professionals and aim to provide you with an outstanding legal service to assist with your Landlord or property issues.

We care about you and will work hard for your best interests to help resolve your legal problem quickly and easily.

Unlike a lot of other legal service providers, we are a genuine firm of Solicitors and are fully insured and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

We hope you find our website is helpful and informative and gives you the answers to your legal questions.

We also offer free legal guides that you can download. Find out more about how to evict a tenant below.

 

How To Evict A Tenant – The Options

There are two options available to you if you are looking to evict a Tenant:-

How To Evict A Tenant – A Section 8 Eviction

Section 8, also known as Notice to Quit, is served when a Tenant has breached one or more of the terms of their Tenancy Agreement.

There are a number of Grounds available to the Landlord but the most frequently used ground is rent arrears.

However, please note that to rely on Ground 8 : rent arrears, your tenant MUST be in arrears of at least the equivalent of two months’ rent. In addition, if the Tenant reduces their arrears to below the required threshold within the period of issuing the section 8 and the court hearing then the Section 8 becomes invalid and possession will not be granted by the Court.

One notable point to make is that two weeks’ notice need only be given to the Tenant to vacate the property if serving notice for rent arrears under Ground 8.  All other grounds require two months’ notice to be given.

How To Evict A Tenant – A Section 21 Eviction

Section 21, also known as Notice of Possession, can be served without reason by the Landlord.  However, it cannot be served within the first 4 months of the Tenancy Agreement or within the first 4 months of a renewal.  The notice cannot end before the fixed term and is valid for only six months.

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements commencing on/after 1st October 2015 are  subject to the new Regulations relating to the issuing of the Section 21 Notice for Possession.

Please note that you cannot issue a Section 21 Notice unless you have provided the Tenant with a valid gas safety certificate, an AST (assured shorthold tenancy), a copy of the EPC and a copy of the up to date “How to rent” Booklet.  If a deposit has been taken that must also have been secured in a Government Approved Scheme within 30 days of receipt and the prescribed information supplied to the Tenant.

As from 1 October 2018 the regulations will apply to ALL Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements.

Latest Video On How To Evict Tenants

Specialist Tenant Eviction Services

Specialist Tenant Eviction Services

We are experts in legal services for landlords. We aim to provide our clients with an outstanding legal service.

We will help and support you and most importantly we work hard for you.

Please contact us for a free, no obligation chat at either our Corby office on 01536 276300 or our Kettering office on 01536 311690 or contact us online.

Latest Articles For Landlords

Social Landlord Feels Sharp End of COVID-19 Ban on Residential Evictions

Residential landlords suffered gravely during the COVID-19 pandemic, not least due to a wide-ranging ban on evictions of tenants.

Commercial Tenants – Always Seek Legal Advice Before Signing a Lease!

The terms of some commercial leases are more onerous than others and it is vital for tenants to seek professional advice before signing them.

Protected Agricultural Tenant Must Make Way for ‘New Town’ Development

A farmer whose tenancy was protected under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 was served with five notices to quit by his landlord.

Covid-19 – Open For Business And Safeguarding Our Clients & Staff – Announcement

As we were in the first lockdown, we are 100 percent committed and focused on doing the right things for our clients and our community.

Why Use Seatons?

  • Practical sensible help and information
  • Fixed, competitive and affordable prices
  • We care about you and fight for you
  • Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • We can help resolve your issue quickly & easily

Free Legal Guide For LandlordsDownload our FREE guide for

Landlords Today

Covid19 Information

**UPDATE** WE ARE OPEN FOR PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENTS ONLY FROM MONDAY 19th July 2021. Our front doors will remain closed to the public for the time being. We are unable to deal with clients without an appointment, but our reception staff can assist you in the interim. We hope you can understand that we are doing this to keep our staff as safe as possible from the ongoing Covid issues.