In a rare piece of good news for private landlords in 2016 the supreme court has concluded that proportionality is not required when evicting under Section 21.
Having to evict a tenant is every landlords worst nightmare and it's often complex, our guides, section notices and know how will hopefully keep you on the right side of the law and lead to a successful case.
I was recently instructed on an interesting case defending a prosecution for a series of HMO offences by a London borough with a substantial licencing scheme. The property was illegally sub-let which meant that the landlord was in breach of his existing licence conditions. The prosecution was defended at trial and the local authority withdrew all charges.
Rent to rent can be a minefield at the best of times, but you should beware of that fact that it now seems to be attracting some real sharks.
Visum can help with all aspects of tenant eviction. Getting the eviction process or eviction notices wrong in any way will be one of the most costly mistakes you can make. We can help with completion of Section 8 notices, Section 21 notices and court paperwork, and we can also advise on all aspects of the eviction process. Our eviction notices are solicitor checked and court tested. We have compiled the most commonly asked question and answers in relation to tenant eviction below.
We charge just £20+ VAT whether you require a Section 8 or a Section 21 notice. Compare this to the hundreds or thousands some solicitors can charge for the same notices.
When you require your rental property back - for whatever reason - and the tenant doesn't leave voluntarily the process will always legally start with either a Section 21 notice seeking possession or a Section 8 being served on the tenant.