Tenant Eviction

If things go wrong with your tenants and you need to evict them, you can only do so by following the correct procedure through the courts.

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Even if your tenants have only signed up for six months, you must follow strict procedures and timelines to remove them from the property at the end of the tenancy term. 

You must serve the proper form of notice on your tenants and only when the correct notice period has expired can you go to court to get an order for possession. If you try to evict your tenants in any other way, this counts as unlawful eviction and/or harassment which are criminal offences.

The last five years in particular have seen dozens of new laws relating to houses of multiple occupation, tenancy deposits and energy performance certificates, so this is an area fraught with complications and technicalities.

When you grant a tenancy, you are effectively giving up possession of the property to your tenants. One of your most important responsibilities as a landlord is to allow your tenant to live in the property without interference, so you can't go in and out as you please. In fact you can't go in at all unless your tenant agrees.

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