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I own a property and my ex wife has rented it out it solely

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I own a property and my ex wife has rented it out it solely in my name ,what rights to evict tennants do i have.
Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: none yet
Assistant: Where is the property located?
Customer: wigston leicester
Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: its solely in my name the ex wife remarried a few years ago .that is all

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with your question today. I am reviewing it, please give me a moment.

What type of tenancy agreement do they have please?

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
im unsure as its her sister? i dont have the info
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
i didn't even know it was rented as i have been living abroad

Ok. You can serve a notice to quit on the basis they are not YOUR tenants.

If they refuse to leave you can seek a Court order for possession.

You would need to complete form N5:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-n5-claim-form-for-possession-of-property

The Court will set the matter down and decide whether to give possession.

If the Court does and they do not leave, then you can send it bailiffs to evict.

That should resolve the matter for you.

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Customer: replied 28 days ago.
thankyou

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