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Yes the tenancy at the moment is periodic tenancy.
Given the tenant has not paid rent for over 2 months, then you can commence eviction process by serving a section notice and the ground for eviction will be rent arrears.
The current law due to the covid-19 states you will have to give 3 months notice before you start court proceedings to the tenant.
Therefore if the notice was served this month then the earliest you can commence eviction is August 2020.
At the moment the court have suspended the eviction application until June 2020. This will not affect your position given the earliest you can start proceedings is August 2020.
With regards ***** ***** court proceedings to evict the tenant, i suggest you instruct a solicitor to do this process because it can become complex especially where the tenant alleges mental health issues.
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Yes you can instruct agency to get the ball rolling on the eviction process given you are outside of the fixed term period and also he owed more than 2 months rent.