We have developed a highly efficient and cost-effective procedure for assisting Landlords in terminating tenancy agreements, including Assisted Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs).
The process of terminating a residential tenancy is notoriously complex and challenging, even for the most experienced landlords. It is important to ensure that the correct procedure is carried out, as failure to do so can result in both civil and criminal sanctions. Applying the incorrect procedure can further result in significant delay and lead to loss of rental income, which may be difficult to recover against a tenant with insufficient means of repayment.
The law in this area is heavily weighted in favour of the tenant, notwithstanding possible breaches of tenancy and ever mounting rent arrears. In certain circumstances, it is possible to circumvent lengthy legal proceedings by utilising the accelerated possession procedure; however, this will not apply to disputed cases.
In other circumstances, it will be necessary to prove sufficient grounds for possession, such as significant rent arrears or breaches of tenancy. In both cases, the first step is to ensure that the correct notice to terminate the tenancy has been served.
Our specialist team of property solicitors deal with all aspects of residential Landlord and Tenant disputes/issues. If you are experiencing difficulties with your tenant and wish to seek possession of your property, then our lawyers can help in a number of ways including:
- Advising you on your legal position concerning the eviction of your problem tenant
- Drafting the appropriate Notice to end the tenancy
- Managing the collection of outstanding rent arrears
- Providing advice and managing Court proceedings for a claim of disrepair at your property
- Instigating Court proceedings for the relevant Possession Order if the tenant does not leave in accordance with the Notice to end the tenancy
- Representing you at the Possession Order hearing
- Enforcing Possession Orders to recover possession of the property through us of Bailiffs (if required).