For private landlords we provide a specialist
service which includes an Assured Shorthold Tenant Eviction Scheme at
The service is based on 3 stages (explained here), for each of which there is a fixed charge. There are no hidden extras.
The route you take to eviction (and the fee) is determined by which
section of the Housing Act you rely on when commencing proceedings
against a tenant.
There are two options: section 21 and section 8. Broadly speaking you need to decide what is more important to you.
Is your priority obtaining possession of the premises quickly, with your
secondary concern being recovery of the outstanding rent? If so,
section 21 would be the more appropriate route to follow.
If your greater concern is to recover the rent arrears (or at least
to obtain judgment against the tenant in respect of the arrears), while
possession of the property is a secondary consideration, perhaps the
section 8 route would be the better.
In any case, we will talk through your options.
For further information on Burnetts' Assured Shorthold Tenant Eviction Scheme contact Rob Winder or Laura Thompson.
Burnetts Solicitors also holds a free annual legal update for
residential property landlords. Usually held in Carlisle, Cockermouth or Penrith, this event is well-attended by a wide range of landlords
with a variety of types of property including houses, flats or Houses in
To be kept informed of future landlords' events, please contact our events team.