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Section 8 Rent Arrears Eviction Notice – 3 Step Process

Serve A Section 8 Eviction NoticeThe 3 Step Process:

STEP 1 – Serving A Section 8 Notice on your Tenant

  • It will depend on the nature/type of breach as to how much notice you must give to the Tenant for possession proceedings to be valid
  • If rent arrears, the Tenant must be in the equivalent of at least 2 months arrears
  • A Section 8 Notice will be sent giving the Tenant 2 weeks notice to vacate the property
  • If the Tenant does not leave the property we will move on to Step 2

STEP 2 – Order for Possession

  • Applies if the Tenant has not vacated the property and/or payment of the arrears has not been made to bring the total arrears under 2 months
  • You will need to provide us with

A copy of the Tenancy Agreement
The Tenancy Deposit Certificate
Schedule of Arrears
A copy of the Section 8 Notice if you have completed this yourself

  • We will submit Claim Form to the Court with the appropriate fee
  • The hearing will take in the region of 4-6 weeks to be listed depending on the availability of the Court
  • We will attend the Court hearing on your behalf and apply for possession of the property, an Order for payment of the arrears and fixed costs – unless there is provision in the Tenancy Agreement for more costs
  • We will advise you of the outcome, it is not necessary for you to be in attendance unless you particularly wish to do so
  • If the Tenant does not leave on or before the date ordered by the Court Step 3 will be required

STEP 3 – Appointment of Bailiffs

  • If the Tenant fails to vacate the property on the date ordered, we will apply for a Warrant of Possession through the Court and instruct Bailiffs
  • Bailiffs will attend the property to gain entry and evict the Tenants
  • We will advise you of the date and either you or your agent will need to be present with a locksmith to secure the property after Bailiffs have completed the eviction

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