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I am sorry you are experiencing these problems with your tenant.
Am I right to assume this is an assured shorthold tenancy?
Have you served any notices on her?
Yes but you cannot evict her without a court order.
On expiry of the contractual tenancy she gets a statutory periodic tenancy on the same terms and conditions as the existing one.
If she refuses to vacate you would need to apply to the court to get a possession order.
You need to serve either a section 21 notice or a section 8 notice.
As for the arrears, you can either claim them as a money claim and proceed with eviction via the section 21 procedure or serve a section 8 and claim eviction and arrears.
Before you sue anyone for money you need to satisfy your self that they have the funds to meet any judgment or you will only enjoy a pyrrhic victory.
You can served a notice but due to the Coronavirus Act 2020 the notice period are much longer i.e. 6 months although the government plans are that these will start to be reduced from 31 May 2021.
If you do not have one call the Law Society on 0207(###) ###-####and they can recommend local firms that can help.
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