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Is the tenant still in the fixed period please?
no his agreement ran out several months ago due to the fact hes never in the uk to sign a new one
ive also made several attempts to contact him but to no avail
His address on the agreement, have you tried that?
of course but as ive said he works abroad so hes never at the property just uses it to store his stuff and as a base when hes in the uk which isnt very often
Indeed. Do you have email or telephone number ?
yes 2 email addresses and a dutch mobile which ive tried several times which obviously is the normal course of action what i need to know is the next step as ive tried all the obvious methods of contact
ok. You need to serve a Section 21 and Section 8 notice asap. You should email these to any address you have, post it to his usual address, take a photo of the notice and text it to him
There are templates notice.
Once the notice expires you can apply
You can do this online at:
i know all this and have informed him of my intentions still no response from him, with him not actually being in a contract of any sort am i within my rights to change the locks, bearing in mind i also reside there from time to time
But you ned to do through this process
So either online at the above address or by sending form N5b to Court
The Court will then consider the matter and decide whether to give possession
You can show the Court the efforts you have gone to
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
i was under the impression if i reside there from time to time and the tenant is now not under contract its classed as lodgings and therfore i do not have to go to court etc
If its only from time to time then you are not a live in Landlord and must get a Court order
In any event to protect yourself and given the difficulties about service, I would make sure you get a Court order
can you tell me approx how long this proceedure would take from start to finish and the costs i would have to incur?
The Court fee is about £100 or so I think. The process about 2 months
any more costs to pay? or is that it? and after court i can change locks and remove his belongings from my property?
Once you get the Court order then you can instruct a bailiff to evict. You cant change the locks yourself
Then yes, he can be evicted. You may have to pay a bailiff to evict and again this is about £100
so £200 all in and nothing else to pay all this?
Around that figure, yes
You can check the exact Court fees at:
Can I clarify anything else ?
no thats it just wish i could just change the locks the law is an ass
Sadly the law says you must have a Court order
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