Residential tenant eviction.
Use our precise service.
Accuracy is critical. Landlords won’t find a more accurate service than ours. Generally using Section-21 or Section-8, both follow a three-step procedure. About half of all tenants leave at Step 1.
Step-1 Serve notice.
Our in-house legal team serves notice on the tenant. This shows you mean business. Often it’s the only jolt a tenant needs. If they don’t act we can go straight to Step 2.
- Solicitor review of papers, checking for risks and opportunies.
- Advice to landlord and agent, if necessary.
- Notice drafting and serving.
Step-2 Possession order.
If Landlord Action did NOT serve your notice, we separate Step-2 into two parts. This is because Courts throw out cases for even the smallest errors. You want to avoid wasting time and money at court. We only apply to court after we have reviewed your notice and your circumstances.
£240 now check and review
- Solicitor review of case, checking for risks and opportunies.
- Advice to landlord and agent, if necessary.
£685 later after check and review
- Court fees
- Applying to court
- Liasing with court
- Advocate (Section-8 cases)
A Section-21 case is generally a court paper process only. For Section-8 cases, an advocate appears before a judge to get a possession order. If tenant doesn’t act, we can go to Step 3.
Only an obstinate tenant doesn’t leave by a date set by the court. When they don’t we arrange for officials to remove them.
£300 County Court Bailiff:
Application for the Bailiff can only be made AFTER we have a Possession order (Step2)
£1176 High Court Sheriff:
We can apply for a Writ to transfer the Claim to the High Court for enforcement purposes, which usually provides an earlier eviction date. At the Step2 hearing, some Judges agree to allow us to apply for a High Court Sheriff.
Precise Treatment Reduces Pain
Detail needs experts. Expert time is worth it when it saves you a costly mistake. Main objective: Get the property back. Best action: Very precise treatment.
Serving a notice is actually the most important part of the possession process.
It isn’t complicated but one tiny error can cause dreadful problems.
That’s why we say, don’t DIY and don’t use internet amateurs. It’s not worth it.
1. Compliance Errors
If the tenant doesn’t leave at Step1, the notice had better be valid. Because then it has to go to court. Any little error can get a case thrown out. And you have to start all over again.
2. Attempting Short-Cuts.
In an effort to be quick, some internet services aimed at landlords are using short-cuts around the process. But if the tenant doesn’t leave (50%) these practices can backfire at court and the case thrown out.
3. Trying to Save Pennies.
Internet services have mushroomed and landlords can expect to get what they pay for. To get the process done PROPERLY it takes a certain amount of time for an expert to look over a file and be accurate. Our fees cover that expert time.
Chasing courts for dates, arranging advocates and preparing court papers is time consuming. Especially if you’ve never done it before.
Some landlord and agents have served notices themselves. They believed they were saving a few pounds but it often ended up costing them more.
If you lose a claim, the court can order you to pay the tenant’s defence cost, which can run to hundreds or thousands of pounds.
Our in-house Solicitors are there to get your property back as fast as they can. And we protect landlords and agents from themselves.
As experts, we know that in the rush to get things done, errors can happen. And those errors can can come back later to mess up your case – and the whole process has to start again.
You can speed things up – give us accurate information quickly. Help us to help you.
There are services on the web who will prepare papers BUT they get you to pay the court-fee separately and get you to sign the court papers – so in fact they don’t represent you!
If your notice (at Step1) wasn’t drafted or served correctly you risk wasting your court fees and losing a whole lot of time because of a small error.
We won’t let your case anywhere near a court until we have checked every little detail. To make sure you don’t waste time or money, at Step-2 we first only charge part of the fee.
If your notice is fine, then you just pay the balance of the fee and we issue the claim. If there is a problem with your notice or paperwork, we will advise you what to do next.
Courts take the view that possession proceedings can make someone homeless. So they are very careful. If there’s any error in the notice, they throw the case out. It’s the process. Get it right or lose.
If the notice is invalid, you have to start all over again. The weeks or months you’ve waited are wasted. If there were rent arrears, there are now more.
If there weren’t rent arrears, they might now start. More fees. More lost rent. And still no possession. Tenants can be alerted to making a counter-claim.
Are you a letting agent?
Just under half our instructions come through letting and managing agents.
Agents appreciate us because we manage the whole process and we manage the landlord. It’s a stressful time for the landlord.
They want action, updates and results. Agents who refer clients to us are relieved of that responsibility allowing them to focus on growing their business.