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If they are more than 2 months behind with rent you need to serve a Section 8 notice and a Section 21 notice to end the agreement.
But you need to make sure if ANY deposit has been provided it is protected in a scheme like TDS
This is because the law says you CANT take any step unless the deposit is protected.
You can fine Section 8 and Section 21 notice templates online
Once you have served the notice then you can issue proceedings upon expiry of such notice
You can do this online at:
Or by completing form N5 and taking it to your local County Court.
The court will then issue the claim and set the matter down hearing.
At that hearing the Court will decide whether to grant possession. You can ask and a Court Judgment on the arrears.
Once the Court possession date has passed and if they have failed to move out, then and only then can you instruct bailiffs to evict.
If they never supplied a deposit then you can just go ahead and serve the Section 8 / Section 21 notice now
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
It makes no difference. Imagine trying to convince a Judge we rented somewhere but because it wasnt in writing it was free
Contracts can be oral as well as in writing
Just because it is not in writing doesnt mean its free!
But the process is the same anyway as above
That doesnt mean you are not entitled to evict.
Just follow it through the Court using the above process.
But as Landlord you are required to have the boiler serviced yearly. Its a legal requirement
I think you have a decent chance of getting it back.
The most important thing is getting the property back
Can I clarify anything else ?