Residential Evictions – Step 2
Residential Eviction: Landlords, why you need us for Step-2.
If Step1 has been done correctly, Step2 is much easier. Most landlords and agents could even do Step2 themselves. There are three reasons why they ask us to it for them:
1. Reducing risk
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. We only charge part of the Step2 fee to check your paperwork. If your paperwork is OK, then you just need to pay the balance of the fee and we will then issue your claim. If there is a problem with your notice or paperwork, we will advise you as to what to do next.
2. Time is money
You don’t want the hassle. Chasing courts for dates, arranging advocates and preparing court papers isn’t difficult. But it’s time consuming. Landlords and agents usually have more productive things to do with their time.
3. Tenants getting clever
There are more and more tenants taking legal advice and making surprise claims. We really have seen it all.
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.
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.
Before you go to Court let us check your paperwork. Any little error can get a case thrown out.
And you have to start all over again. You might believe you are saving a few pounds but it often ends up costing more time, delays and therefore money.
We protect landlords and agents from themselves.
We can do this because we’re 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!