Alex Watts : Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : The lady would in effect be squatting. You would need to serve a notice requiring her to leave.
Alex Watts : You should do this now.
Alex Watts : If she refuses then come the end of the expiry if the notice you need a possession order.
Alex Watts : You can't remove her without a possession order.
Alex Watts : You could do this by issuing a claim online at
Alex Watts : https://www.possessionclaim.gov.uk/pcol/
Alex Watts : The court will list the matter for a possession hearing.
Alex Watts : Once you have possession she will have to leave. If she refuses then bailiffs can evict her.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
What notice do we need - is this section 21?
Alex Watts : You can serve that or just a notice asking to leave.
Alex Watts : Does that help?
is there a time frame i am legally obliged to give the squatter?
Alex Watts : Normally 28 days. Does that help?