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Section 8 Notice

Tenant Eviction - Section 8 Notice (s8)

Having to evict a tenant is every landlord's worst nightmare; it's both stressful and costly. With help from us you can remove much of this stress and cost! It is very important that each step is done in the right order and the right way. With Visum in your corner you will get it right first time. The first procedure is to ensure you serve the correct notice in the correct way on the correct date to the tenant(s). If you get this wrong all your effort will be wasted, as your claim will be simply thrown out of court. If your tenant has an assured shorthold tenancy then your eviction notice (properly called a 'notice seeking possession') will generally either be a Section 8 notice or a Section 21 notice.

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Landlord guides - HMO

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

What is an HMO? How do you know if you have an HMO, what do you do and have to do if you are in fact letting and HMO?

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Landlord guide

General terms of tenancy

The property, and any furniture and appliances supplied, must be in good repair, clean condition and well decorated at the commencement of a tenancy and should be maintained throughout the tenancy, depending on the terms of the tenancy agreement.

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Section 21 notice

Tenant Eviction - Section 21 Notice (s21)

Having to evict a tenant is every landlord's worst nightmare; it's both stressful and costly. With help from us you can remove much of this stress and cost! It is very important that each step is done in the right order and the right way. With Visum in your corner you will get it right first time. The first procedure is to ensure you serve the correct notice in the correct way on the correct date to the tenant(s). If you get this wrong all your effort will be wasted, as your claim will be simply thrown out of court. If your tenant has an assured shorthold tenancy then your eviction notice (properly called a 'notice seeking possession') will generally either be a Section 8 notice or a Section 21 notice.

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Free AST download and landlord docs pack

Tenancy Pack Free Download (Free AST and landlord docs)

All landlords can download their free tenancy agreement template (AST) from us. The free Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST) is included in our free comprehensive landlords tenancy pack, including the all important Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) and 30+ other essential documents for a smooth tenancy. The documents are all Adobe PDF files.

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Evicting a tenant who owes rent - section 8 notice

How to evict a tenant who owes rent

If you have a tenant who is not paying you what they should be, and you want to get them out, then there is a strict process to follow. If you don't follow it then your costs will rise and you will likely be stuck with the non-paying tenant in the property, sinking you further and further into debt, until you get either it right or run out of money.

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