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I am currently in the process of evicting my tenant due to

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I am currently in the process of evicting my tenant due to rent arrears.
She has been served legal notice with that notice now expired.
I had a lawyer dealing with this case who informed me it would only be a few months for me to receive my property back.
This person has now left the law firm and the person now dealing with my case informs me the process can possibly take 18 -24 months.
The rent arrears over the last 3 years is approx. 15000 and my new representative has said that since i am seeing the tenants for this amount, although i had never instructed the law firm to do this, it will be more drawn out than what it could be.
The tenant is on housing benefit so i don't see much point in going down this route as i will never see this money.
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Thank you for your question. I am a lawyer in Scotland and have been passed your question.
I would change your lawyer. It should not take that length of time to evict a tenant for rent arrears. As you say that the notices have been served and have expired and as you acknowledge that you won't get the rent back, then all you need is a summary cause action for recovery of the heritable property. That should easily be dealt with within 4 - 6 months especially as there is no credible defence to the action.
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JGM, Solicitor
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Experience: 30 years as a practising solicitor.
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