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Fixed fee tenant eviction

Stages - Assured Shorthold Tenant Eviction Scheme

For private and public landlords, Burnetts Solicitors provides a specialist service which includes an three-stage Assured Shorthold Tenant Eviction Scheme at fixed charges.

Stage 1

We will take your instructions and check your tenancy agreement and tenancy deposit paperwork. We will then prepare the case against the tenant and serve the appropriate notice(s). All notices are served by first class recorded delivery. Personal service, while not required, can be arranged at an extra charge.

Stage 2

We will draft and issue County Court proceedings and attend ourselves – or where necessary by agents – on your behalf at the first (and, in most cases, the only) court hearing.

Subject to the matter being undefended, at the end of Stage 2 you will obtain a possession order ordering the tenant(s) to vacate your property by a date set by the court.

Stage 3

Unfortunately it is necessary in some cases to progress to Stage 3. That happens when the tenant has failed to vacate the property by the date fixed for possession by the court.

We will then complete the necessary paperwork and apply to the court for a warrant to allow the bailiff to evict the tenant(s) from the property. The bailiff has, if required, the power to force entry into the property and to remove forcibly the tenant(s) from the property. The bailiff has, if required, the power to force entry into the property and to remove forcibly the tentant(s) and any other occupants of the property.

In most cases bailiff intervention is not required. However, there are some persistent bad tenants who will not leave until the bailiff evicts them.

For further information on Burnetts' Assured Shorthold Tenant Eviction Scheme contact Rob Winder on 01768 800855 or by email to rw@burnetts.co.uk.

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Rob Winder

Rob heads the Debt and Property Recovery team.