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Normally, If there is no tenancy agreement, a tenant cannot be given a section 21 notice for eviction. Instead, you as a landlord must use a section 8 notice (with a ground for eviction). To be able to evict a tenant in the absence of a written tenancy agreement.
In your case, I would advise you to apply to the courts for a possession order.
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Since your tenant doesn't want to move out, then you will have to go to court and apply for a Standard Possession Order. This costs £325.
You will have to fill in a form at the County Court of your area. The court will then send a copy to the tenants, who will need to reply within 14 days. However, the judge can extend this period if the tenant is in serious difficulty.
Your last resort would be to apply to the court for a Warrant for Possession. In this case, bailiffs can remove the tenants from your property. This costs £121.
Yes, of course. Rent arrears is the most common grounds for possession order.
If the tenant does not attend the court hearing, it is very likely the judge will decide to award possession to you (the landlord).
Good morning. Unfortunately, changing locks is illegal. It is unlawful, and the police can arrest you for doing such.
If you want to change the locks, you should give reasonable notice to them and provide a good reason (for instance, changing locks due to rent arrears). In this situation, a possession order should be applied, and your last resort is to use bailiffs against them.
I understand. If that's the case, yes, it's lawful for you to do that.
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