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FAQS

1- What are the advantages of using a company to serve notices?

A legal notice coming from a legal company gives the tenants the extra push to either pay the rent or move out of the property. As a landlord you get peace of mind that the notices that are being served are correct and in order, so you will not be losing time.

3- How are the notices served?

Under the court procedure rules there are different methods which suffice, first class post, handing it to the tenant or putting it through their letterbox. Recorded delivery is not recommended as the tenants can refuse to sign the letter, the key is making sure the letter has entered the property and therefore it will be deemed as served.

5- What happens next?

Once the notice is served we request the tenants to contact us if they have any questions or need any clarification. After 14 days (S8) or Two months’ (S21) we will contact you to find out whether the tenant has paid the rent or has vacated the property or not. If the tenant has done neither we can discuss the next step, which is issuing court proceedings.

7- What court will the procedure be issued in?

The county court nearest to the rental property, is the court which the claim will be issued in.

9- What do I get from the court?

You will receive a possession order and also a money judgment order (rent arrears) from the county court judge. The possession order is normally a 14 day order in which the tenant has to vacate the property by.

11- How long do bailiffs take?

The eviction date depends on how busy the court bailiffs are and each court is different from another . On average the bailiff date takes anytime between 2-4 weeks but can be longer in some very busy courts.

13- Do I need to do anything on the eviction date?

Yes you need to arrange a locksmith to attend with you so the bailiff is able to access the property to remove the tenants and also change the locks so you have a new set of keys.

2- Can I serve the notices myself?

Yes. However from experience we find that many agents and landlords make simple mistakes, this is only highlighted at Court (Step two) or once two months’ have passed, resulting in landlords frustratingly losing time and money

4- Do tenants normally leave once they have a notice served upon them?

From experience a vast majority of tenants do leave, and there is no need for further action. Tenant’s who are on housing benefit on the other hand are normally advised by the councils to wait until the court has issued a possession order before trying to find them alternative accommodation.

6- What are court proceedings?

There are two routes for court procedure and what route you choose depends on what notice has been served, if a landlord has issued a section 8 notice and wants a possession order and a money judgement order then the procedure will be a rent arrears procedure.

If a landlord has issued a section 21 notice and just would like their property back then it would be the 'accelerated' court procedure, the difference major difference in this procedure is there is no court hearing.

8- The county court nearest to the rental property, is the court which the claim will be issued in. How long does the procedure take?

The court procedure can vary depending on what county court the claim has been issued in, the London courts are generally more busier than others, but on average the court procedure takes between 6-8 weeks.

10- What happens if my tenant does not leave after the possession order date has expired?

You have to instruct county court bailiffs, they will set a date and notify the tenant beforehand of the date they are attending and they will remove them from the property.

12- Can I instruct my own bailiffs?

No, you have to instruct county court bailiffs, the court which your claim has been issued in.