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Welcome to Helpland's Tenant Eviction Services

Welcome to Helpland's friendly space for Property and Tenant Evictions! We're here to demystify evictions, whether they fall within the Housing Act or not, making them easy and approachable. Our dedicated team is ready to tailor our services to your unique needs, ensuring the eviction process is transparent and manageable.

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House Act Tenancies

Procedures Under the Housing Act for Residential Tenancies

Notice of Intent

A Notice of Intent, also referred to as a notice of intended proceedings, serves as an initial communication with tenants facing issues related to rent arrears or breaches of their rental contract.

This notice is designed to provide tenants with an opportunity to address and resolve the problems they are facing before legal actions are taken against them.

The primary purpose of this notice is to give tenants a fair chance to rectify the situation and avoid legal consequences.

Tenants are granted a 14-day period within which they are expected to clear any outstanding rent arrears or address any breaches of the rental contract.

If the tenants do not take appropriate action within the stipulated 14-day period, we reserve the right to initiate legal proceedings against them.

Legal notice will be served to tenants by First Class post, marking the escalation of the situation to a more formal and legally binding stage.

£99.95 (Inc. VAT)

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Removing a Tenant

Section 21 Notice (Form 6A)

A Section 21 notice, formally known as a "Notice Requiring Possession," is a legal document landlords use to regain possession of their property from tenants. This notice provides tenants with a minimum notice period of two months, which includes the time required for postage to vacate the premises. Failure to comply with this notice can lead to the initiation of court proceedings by the Helpland team to recover possession and associated costs.

In accordance with the Deregulation Act of 2015, it is mandatory for landlords to ensure that the following essential documentation has been provided to tenants before serving the Section 21 Form 6A:

testimonial-right-arrow   The Energy Performance Certificate
testimonial-right-arrow   Tenancy Deposit Protection Certificate
testimonial-right-arrow   Prescribed information
testimonial-right-arrow   Gas safety certificate
testimonial-right-arrow   'How To Rent' Guide Booklet

Ensuring the delivery of these documents to tenants is imperative as it underpins the validity of the Section 21 notice. Once the Helpland team is instructed and receives the necessary documentation, a thorough review is conducted to ensure compliance. If all requirements are met, the notice will be served promptly via First Class post, adhering to legal protocols.

£150.00 (Inc. VAT)

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Tenant Eviction (Section 21)

Section 21 Court Proceedings

If the tenant fails to vacate the property as per the Section 21 notice served, we can issue proceedings for possession and costs, whereby we seek to obtain a possession order. Once instructed we will prepare all the required documentation and instruct our solicitors to prepare the claim and send it to the court.

Within 14-20 working days, the claim will be issued, and the court will write to the tenant/s directly, giving them 14 days to respond to the claim or file a defence. If the tenant does not reply to the claim, we will send a request for possession to the court for an order to be made without a hearing.

If the tenant files a defence that satisfies the judge there is a reasonable dispute to the possession, then he/she will make necessary directions, and this may mean there must be a hearing. Once the order has been obtained the tenant will be instructed to vacate your property and pay costs within 14 days.

From start to finish this process can take anywhere between 8 and 12 weeks.

Please note that all time frames are subject to change depending on court workload and if the tenant files a defence to the court to dispute any claims.

£1199.95 (Inc. Court & Solicitor Fees & VAT)

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Tenant in Arrears

Section 8 Notice

A Section 8 notice, formally referred to as a "Notice Seeking Possession," is a legal instrument employed when a property tenant is either in arrears with rent payments or has breached the terms of the tenancy agreement. This formal notice grants tenants 18 days, which includes a mandatory 14-day notice period, in addition to postage time, to rectify any contractual breaches or settle outstanding arrears. Non-compliance with this notice empowers us to initiate court proceedings on behalf of the landlord to regain possession of the property and recover outstanding rent and associated costs.

Section 8 notices can be issued on 17 grounds, but the most prevalent grounds are typically linked to rent arrears. To issue a notice based on Ground 8, the rent must remain unpaid for at least 2 months. However, for cases where tenants are in arrears for less than two months or have breached the tenancy agreement in other ways, alternative grounds can be invoked.

The Helpland team possesses a profound understanding of this intricate legislation and stands ready to assist landlords in navigating this multifaceted terrain with ease. All Section 8 notices are dispatched promptly via First Class post to ensure compliance with legal procedures.

£150.00 (Inc. Court Fees & VAT)
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Section 8 Court Proceedings

Possession and Arrears

After serving a Section 8 notice on the tenant, we will proceed by applying to the county court for a possession order and money judgment.

Our team of specialists will review your paperwork to ensure all necessary documentation is sent to our legal department for claim issuance. Our litigation experts then prepare and issue the manual claim, which is signed by a specialist solicitor. At the hearing, your advocate will seek orders for possession, arrears, deposit release, and costs.

Our fee includes the court fee payable when sending the application, solicitor fees for drafting and submitting the claim and liaising with the courts for updates, and an advocate to represent you at the hearing.

£1,199.95 (Inc. Court Fees & VAT)

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14-Day Abandonment Notice

Our agents serve this notice: if the tenant appears to have abandoned the property but you have no written confirmation.

Important points are as follows:

testimonial-right-arrow   Is the rent still being paid?
testimonial-right-arrow   Has the tenant left the keys to the property?
testimonial-right-arrow   Can you contact the tenant or a relative?
testimonial-right-arrow   Do neighbours have any knowledge?
testimonial-right-arrow   Can you see through the windows if the tenant’s possessions remain in the accommodation?

If the above points indicate abandonment and the property has been left in an insecure state, or you suspect internal appliances could present a danger to the property or neighbours, then, and only then, may you have a case for entering the premises and possibly fitting or changing a secure lock after 14 days after serving the abandonment notice.

£150.00 (Inc. Solicitor, Application & Court Fees & VAT)

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High Court Sheriff

Once you receive a possession order and if your tenants are in at least £5,000 worth of arrears, apply to the county court requesting that your file is transferred to the high court to enable you to use the high court bailiffs.

The application will take 14-20 working days, and providing you have obtained permission, we will receive a high court writ enabling us to instruct the high court bailiffs, who will set a date for eviction within 7-10 working days.

You will be notified of the eviction date and advised to attend accompanied by a locksmith.

£1305.95 (Inc. Solicitor, Application & Court Fees & VAT)

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County Court Bailiff

Once you receive a possession order, if your tenants have failed to vacate the property, we can instruct the County Court bailiffs to issue a warrant for possession of eviction.

Once confirmed that your tenants are still living in the property, we will instruct our legal team to send the application to the County Court. Within 14-20 working days, we will receive notification that the warrant has been issued and has been passed on to the bailiff clerk responsible for setting the eviction date.

An eviction date will be up to 16 weeks later, and you will be advised of the appointment date and time so that you can attend to the property with a locksmith. Please note that timeframes are always subject to change, dependent on court workloads. Once the eviction has occurred, you will have a vacant property to sell or re-let.

£349.95 (Inc. VAT)
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Commercial Evictions

Commercial Rent Arrears and Lease Forfeiture

If you want to collect your outstanding rent or legally forfeit the Lease and get your property back as quickly and as simply as possible, then contact our Helpland Commercial Property Team, who can help alleviate the pressure on you and avoid elevated costs.

The most common reasons to repossess your property under forfeiture are:

testimonial-right-arrow   Failure to pay rent (otherwise known as rent arrears)
testimonial-right-arrow   Damage to your property
testimonial-right-arrow   Causing a nuisance or breaching any other aspects of the lease agreement

Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR)

NO COURT ORDER is required, allowing the Enforcement Agent to ‘Take Control of Goods’ belonging to the Tenant for sale by way of auction. CRAR cannot be used on premises with accommodation as part of the lease.

Under the New Rules:

testimonial-right-arrow   The Landlord can no longer do this as an Individual.
testimonial-right-arrow   Only outstanding rent can be recovered, not utilities, service charges or Insurance
testimonial-right-arrow   There must be a current written Lease
testimonial-right-arrow   Rent must be at least seven days overdue
testimonial-right-arrow   Seven notice of the intention to use CRAR must be ‘served’ on the Tenant (excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays)

*Terms and Conditions apply. The fixed price scenario relates to all costs including the 1st court hearing. There are no additional charges if successful.

Forfeiture of commercial Lease

There is no need for a court order, but you must have a current lease containing a forfeiture clause in respect to any breach of the agreement.

Reasons to Forfeit the Lease:

testimonial-right-arrow   Failure to pay rent (otherwise known as rent arrears).
testimonial-right-arrow   Damage to your property.
testimonial-right-arrow   It is causing a nuisance or breaching any other aspects of the lease agreement.

£833.33 (Inc. Court Fees & VAT)
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Traveller Evictions

Common Law Evictions Against Travellers

If you own a piece of land, e.g. a field or a park, and discover you have travellers or illegal trespassers, we can now serve a 24–48-hour notice asking them to leave instead of getting a court order; this makes the process of eviction exceptionally quick and returning the land to the owner.

Our officers will attend to the land upon your instruction and serve notice on every vehicle, giving them 24-48 hours to leave, or we will arrange for tow-away vehicles to attend and forcibly remove the vehicles anywhere within England and Wales.

Price Upon Request
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Non-House Act Tenancies

When the tenants of a rented property are a company, this falls outside of the Housing Act and slightly different procedures apply.

Notice To Quit

Similar to a Section 21, a Notice To Quit (NTQ) can be served to tenants of a residential property giving them a minimum of 28 days’ notice to vacate; if they fail to do so, we can look to issue proceedings for possession and costs.

It will depend on the terms of the contract as to whether or not the notice can be served. This means that if you are still in the fixed term of the tenancy, you will need a specific break clause in your agreement, which allows you to serve notice to your tenants. If this is not the case, we will have to wait until the end of the fixed term before serving an NTQ. All notices are served by First Class Post.

£109.95 (Inc. VAT)
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Notice To Quit Court Proceedings

If the tenant fails to vacate the property as per the Notice To Quit served, we can look to issue court proceedings for possession of the property and seek legal costs.

Upon receipt of your instruction, we will prepare all the required documentation and instruct our solicitors to issue proceedings and obtain a hearing date from the County Court.

You will receive notification of a hearing date within 14 working days; this date will usually be set 8-12 weeks in the future.

At the hearing, we will instruct an advocate to represent you to obtain the order for possession, arrears and costs.

Once the possession order has been granted, the tenant will usually be given 14 days to vacate the property, failing which we can instruct bailiffs to evict them.

Please note that all time frames are subject to change depending on court workload or if the tenant files a defence to the court to dispute any claims.

£1099.95 (Inc. Court, Solicitor & Barrister Fees & VAT)
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Letter Of Forfeiture

Similar to a Section 8 Notice, if tenants fall into arrears or are in any breach of contract, we can look to serve them with legal notice, giving them 18 days in which to rectify the breaches of contract or clear the arrears. If they fail to do so we can issue court proceedings for possession, arrears and costs.

A Letter of Forfeiture can be served at any time during your tenancy with your tenants. All letters are sent using First Class Post.

£109.95 (Inc. VAT)
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Letter Of Forfeiture Proceedings

If the tenant fails to clear the arrears or resolve any breach of contract as per the Letter Of Forfeiture notice served, we can issue court proceedings for possession of the property. We can also seek a monetary judgement against the tenant for the rent arrears and legal costs.

Upon receipt of your instruction, we will prepare all the required documentation and instruct our solicitors to issue proceedings and obtain a hearing date from the County Court.

You will receive notification of a hearing date within 14 working days; this date will usually be set 8-12 weeks in the future.

At the hearing we will instruct an advocate to represent you in obtaining the order for possession, arrears and costs.

Once the possession order has been granted, the tenant will usually be given 14 days to vacate the property, failing which we can instruct bailiffs to evict them.

Please note that all time frames are subject to change depending on court workload or if the tenant files a defence to the court to dispute any claims.

£1099.95 (Inc. Court, Solicitor and Barrister Fees & VAT)
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