If he had abandoned the property then you would need to give him a Torts Interference with Goods Act notice which is a letter sent to be under the Act which gives him 30 days (a reasonable period of time) to collect his goods after which they will be disposed of. That probably doesn’t apply here however:
You can only do that once you have possession of the property.
You are therefore going to have to give him a section 21 notice to quit at the end of the term and the section 8 notice in respect of rent arrears.
You serve those at the last known address which is the property, unless you have another address.
You may think the property is abandoned but you don’t know that. He could have gone on holiday for six months so you still have to go through the statutory process of getting an order for possession and then a warrant of possession and what you have the warrant of possession, you can open the door and the bailiffs can take all his goods out and dispose of them.
So you are probably going to be a couple of months away from getting him out.
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