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What type of tenancy does the tenant have please? When did it start, as it 6 weeks ago?
A shorthold tenancy. It started 25/8/14
Ok - by law you need to serve a section 8 notice and section 21 notice
Section 8 notice means that you need to give a months notice because the tenant has breached the contract
So you serve a section 8 notice to quit
That is valid for 1 month
If at the end of the month there are still arrears you can apply to the Court for possession
You can do this online by going to:
Or completing form N5b
This is the accelerated claim
You send that to Court and the court considers whether to give possession
Once there is a possession order the tenant can be evicted
But a section 8 notice is 1 month
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
does she have a tenancy with me if she hasn't performed her part.....ie no rent or bond ?
Also is a section 8 notice...........just a letter from me asking her to vacate the premises in 1 month ?
what is a section 21 notice ?
What happens if she won't leave after the 1 months notice ?
How long does a possession order take and who evicts her ? me or the police
And how do you get the rent they owe you ?
No, you can't evict her.
Once you have a possession order then you can instruct certified bailiffs for Court bailiffs
Certified bailiffs are quicker but more expensive
You get the rent by asking for Judgment on the arrears and costs
Does that help?
You didn't say how long getting a possession order would take ?
You didn't say how long a possession order would take ?
A possession order can take around 28 days to get
On the accelerated route
is it a section 21 i need to start the court proceedings (possession order)
Section 8 notice for breach, that is what you need
Section 21 is to take possession at the end of the term
But there is no harm serving both
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