Tenant Eviction Bournemouth

As a landlord, you might need to evict tenants for various reasons, but it’s vital to seek legal counsel to ensure you’re compliant. We acknowledge how challenging and stressful these situations can be.

Our tenancy specialists possess the expertise and experience to alleviate your distress and ensure you achieve the desired outcome. If you need tailored and amicable guidance, reach out to us today and converse with our adept legal team. We’ll provide a reliable and straightforward legal solution that complies with the relevant regulations.

Our services can help you with the entire eviction process, including preparing the relevant documentation and filing your notice. We’ll also ensure that all  relevant steps are followed and provide guidance on any issues that you may encounter.

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Is it possible to evict a tenant in Bournemouth?

There is a clear procedure that every landlord is required to follow in order to legally evict a tenant. If this is not adhered to you could find yourself unable to regain possession of your property and could even face prosecution yourself.

The quickest and most cost-effective way of evicting Bournemouth tenants is generally by using what is known as an “accelerated procedure”, or “accelerated possession order”.

Once the two months’ notice period following the service of Section 21 has passed, the landlord needs to make an application to the court for a possession order. Without a court hearing, the judge can grant this order based on the available paperwork.

We appreciate that evicting a tenant can be a difficult task. Our team of expert Tenant Eviction Solicitors possesses the skills and knowledge necessary to guarantee a successful conclusion. Our solicitors offer guidance and advice to expedite the process and simplify it for our clients.

Mandatory grounds where the court must grant possession.

Ground 1: The Landlord requires possession as he used to occupy the property as his main home or he now wishes to occupy the property as his main home.

Ground 2: The property is subject to a mortgage and the mortgagee is now entitled to exercise a power of sale.

Ground 3: The tenancy is a fixed term of not more than 8 months and the property was previously a holiday let.

Ground 4: The tenancy is a fixed term of not more than 12 months and the property is student accommodation let out of term.

Ground 5: The property is that of a minister of religion.

Ground 6: The property requires redevelopment.

Ground 7: The tenant has died.

Ground 8: The tenant is in rental arrears.

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Liam M

Private Landlord (Leeds)

Evicting tenants is not easy, i spent more money getting it wrong then the cost of using Tenant Evictions services, you get what you pay for. My case was complex bud i ended up getting my cherished property back within 2 months.

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Wayne B

Private Landlord (London)

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I had a tenant that didn’t pay the rent for 9 months, i had tried a number of options myself to try and evict them to save money but they only backfired. I found tenant eviction via a friends recommendation and they got to work swiftly and within 7 weeks i had access to my property. Nightmare over.

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Private Landlord (Manchester)

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Discretionary grounds where the court may grant possession.

Ground 9: Suitable alternative accommodation is available for the tenant upon possession.

Ground 10: The tenant is in arrears of rent.

Ground 11: The tenant has persistently delayed paying rent, whether or not the rent is currently in arrears.

Ground 12: Any obligation of the tenancy has been broken, other than payment of rent.

Ground 13: Due to the tenant’s conduct, the property has deteriorated.

Ground 14: The tenant is causing a nuisance or annoyance to people residing at the property or visiting the property. The tenant is convicted in engaging in illegal or using the property for immoral purposes.

Ground 15: The tenant has allowed the landlords’ furniture to deteriorate due to ill-treatment.

Ground 16: The tenant occupies the property due to his former employment by the landlord.

Ground 17: The Landlord granted the tenancy as a result of a statement made by the tenant which is later found to be false.

What are the situations in which landlords can evict tenants?

When a tenant fails to pay rent, landlords may pursue eviction through legal action as per Section 21 of the law. This step is usually taken when previous rent demands have not been met.

Landlords aim to make a profit by leasing their properties, and non-payment of rent followed by squatter-like habitation can cause significant inconvenience. Therefore, renters can be contested in court to regain lawful possession of the property.

Several factors, such as unexpected life events, unforeseen expenses, or loss of work, can impede tenants’ ability to pay their rent. Hence, tenants may default on their rent payments and become subject to eviction.

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Illegal activities

Landlords have an option when dealing with private renters who have fallen short of keeping their end of the agreement. Should any tenant use the premises for unlawful activities, such as drug dealing or prostitution, the landlord may seek legal termination of the lease agreement.

Safeguarding a tenant’s safety and well-being is within the landlord’s remit of responsibility. In case of rent arrears, or violations of the lease agreement, the landlord can serve a legally grounded written eviction notice. Complying with eviction laws is of utmost importance for both parties.In the event of a tenant failing to comply with the notice, it is the landlord’s responsibility to initiate a formal eviction process.

This process typically entails the filing of a legal complaint against the tenant and attending court. As per legal requirements, the landlord must ensure that all legal documents are correctly served to the tenant.

Additionally, a landlord may choose to enlist the help of an attorney or other legal professional. Once the process has been completed, the tenant will be required to leave the rental property.

It is important to remember that the eviction process should be handled with patience and respect, as this can help to maintain a positive relationship between the landlord and tenant.

Criminal damage to your property

The tenant assumes full responsibility for any damage they cause to the rental property. It is imperative that such damages are reported in a timely manner to ensure prompt assessment and repair by the landlord or a professional contractor.

In certain situations, communication with the agency overseeing the tenancy may be necessary to liaise with the landlord. Depending on the extent of the damage, immediate action may be required to repair it. However, if the damage is not noticed until the end of the lease term, landlord-tenant deliberations will take place to ascertain the next steps. Deduction of damage costs from deposits is common practice in such cases.

Violations of the tenancy agreement.

It’s important for landlords to consider certain key factors when entering into tenancy agreements. Both assured shorthold and normal tenancy agreements should contain specific provisions, guided by the Housing Act, to protect a landlord’s property. These provisions may include clauses limiting pets and flatmates or addressing future rent arrears or property damages.

It’s also essential that landlords remain informed and prepared about their legal rights when dealing with tenants. If eviction becomes necessary, it’s vital to establish a clear timeline that includes the required notice period and any legal steps that must be taken. Careful planning and attention to detail can help avoid unnecessary complications down the line.

Before finalising the agreement, it’s best to discuss all the terms with the tenant to ensure everyone is on the same page. This can involve reviewing details like the lease terms, additional charges or fees, and expectations for cleaning and upkeep.

Why you should legally evict your tenant

During a lapse of judgement, it may be tempting to utilize unlawful methods to remove a tenant from your rental property. However, following proper legal procedures, albeit time-consuming and tedious, is imperative. Failure to do so puts you at risk of criminal charges, losing your possession claim, and paying your tenant’s legal fees, all of which must be avoided.

There are several ways to evict a tenant that are illegal, such as locking them out, denying them access to part or all of the property, intimidating them, removing their possessions, or using force to evict them.

 

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Steps to take when evicting tenants

Under the Housing Act, strict procedures must be followed when serving notice to tenants, as incorrect proceedings could result in wrongful eviction from a property. Section 21 details these procedures, including the serving of a possession order, which costs £325 in court.

In case of rent arrears, tenants are granted a two-week window to settle their outstanding amounts. If payment is not received during the given period, eviction notices may be served. Other breaches of the lease also necessitate notification and our expertise covers all aspects of legal notice administration, assuring compliance with applicable laws.

We offer professional legal advice to landlords, ensuring comprehensive protection throughout the eviction process. Our guidelines assist landlords in avoiding any legal exposure from their actions and omissions. We are available to assist with evictions resulting from illicit activities, including obtaining a court-ordered possession of the property for smooth execution of the eviction process.

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Starting possession proceedings

When landlords of residential properties seek to reclaim their premises from tenants, they must tread carefully as the process is highly regulated. Mishandling it could result in serious legal consequences, such as harassment charges or even unlawful eviction lawsuits.

Possession proceedings are widely acknowledged to be complicated, involving complex legal issues. It is therefore wise to seek the guidance of seasoned legal professionals. Taking legal action through the appropriate channels protects both your property and yourself. So, be sure to take the right steps, the right way.

Serve the correct Notice and determine the end date of the tenancy with precision in order to increase the likelihood that your claim will be accepted.

To ensure the correct course of action, we highly recommend scheduling an initial consultation, or submitting your case for review at a fixed rate. This pre-emptive measure can save considerable time and money in the long run.

As part of our review process, we will examine the tenancy agreement, confirm deposited amounts, and verify the tenancy deposit scheme responsible for safeguarding them. Our team will also analyse outstanding rent payments and advise on the most suitable approach, depending on the chosen possession proceedings. Lastly, upon our evaluation, we will prepare and serve the appropriate notice – Section 21 or Section 8.

There are two types of possession proceedings

• Accelerated Possession – Section 21
• Standard Procedure – Section 8

Once the possession order has been made

After an Order is granted via Section 21 or Section 8 Notice, the tenant must vacate the rental property by a set date. If not, action is required: apply to the court for a Warrant of Possession, and a Court Bailiff will execute it. Regrettably, this procedure can take weeks—quite frustrating.

When a judgement has been made against a tenant for rent arrears, it’s important to enforce it while they’re still residing in the property. This is because retrieving the arrears after they vacate can pose a challenge due to lack of forwarding addresses. It’s imperative for landlords to obtain comprehensive information about tenants, including their full name, date of birth, previous address, a relative’s address and place of work, to aid in the enforcement of the judgement.

This information can often assist in tracking them down and recovering the rent arrears.

Our eviction lawyers in Bournemouth also take cases across the UK.

When it comes to requesting a tenant to vacate a property, eviction is often considered a last resort. Generally, landlords and tenants can swiftly and effectively deal with this type of situation without external assistance.

However, there are circumstances where evicting a tenant can prove challenging, and an expert’s guidance may be necessary to facilitate the process. We acknowledge the distinctiveness of each case and recognise that a universal solution is not suitable.

Our in-house legal team is committed to treating every case on an individual basis and helping you regain control. We will advise you on the optimal course of action, ensuring that your case conforms to existing legislation and regulations.

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