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You can instruct Landlord Action by completing our instruction form and providing us with all relevant documentation.
Step 1 – Serve s.8 or s.21 Notice includes:
Landlord Action review of file
Advice if necessary
Notice drafting and serving (if paperwork in order)
Our Step 1 cost for a rent related s.8 notice or a straightforward s.21 notice is £288 (see list of fixed fees for more detail about our charges for other types of notices).
We would highly recommend you consider personal service of your notice. With the notice periods now being up to 6 months you do not want any argument to be raised by the tenant as to whether the notice was actually served. Costs for London post codes is £120 for any outside of London please enquire and we can provide a price.
Step 1+ – Serve Notice and Mediation
Landlord Action are delighted to have partnered with the PRS Mediation service to offer package to assist landlords and tenants to come to an arrangement with regards to the property.
Serving a notice protects the landlord’s position but undertaking mediation helps the parties come together and reach a negotiated agreement to avoid the stress and costs of court action.
For £313 Landlord Action will undertake a Step 1 review and once a notice is served we’ll instruct PRS mediation service to start a mediation case for you and try to contact your tenant to see if they are willing to undertake the mediation. There are further fees if your tenant agrees to use the mediation PRS service. More information is available here
Fill in the form below to be sent our application form – the form can be completed and emailed or printed and posted.
Step 2 – Possession Claim
If a tenant does not vacate after being served a possession notice then a court claim needs to be made. We can do this for you.
If we served your notice then we will be in contact with you on its expiry and only need basic information to issue the court claim.
Step 2 includes the following:
Drafting and issuing the claim
Liaising with court
Preparation of bundle
Advocate (if there is a hearing)
Our Step 2 costs are from £975 (see list of fixed fees for more detail).
If your case requires a review hearing, there will be further fees which we will inform you of.
If you served the notice then we can also issue a claim for you. We will need you to complete our instruction form and provide all relevant documentation so we can review the notice first to make sure it is valid before issuing the claim. This will involve a review of the case and advice and guidance on how to proceed if necessary. If the notice is not valid your matter may need to go back to Step 1.
For Step 2 on notices not drafted by Landlord Action our prices for the review are £240 for one notice and £350 for two notices.
If the notice is valid we can issue the claim as above and our fees start from £910 (see list of fixed fees for more details, total fees for Step 2 from £1,150).
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.