Fixed Fee Tenant Eviction in England & Wales

About our Fixed Fee Tenant Eviction in England & Wales by Tenant Eviction Solicitors

We offer an Inexpensive, Quick and Effective Fixed Fee Tenant Eviction by Solicitors for Landlords, Letting Agents & Housing Associations

Are you looking for an inexpensive, quick and effective solution to your tenant eviction problem in England & Wales?  If so we can help, by offering our Fixed Fee Tenant Eviction service to Landlords, Letting Agents and Housing Association, anywhere in England and Wales.

Why us?

We offer inexpensive fixed fee billing for our Tenant Eviction service in all of england and wales

For a straight forward possession involving the usual one court hearing, we will act for you for a fixed fee:

The process of tenant eviction for most situations is that a notice is served telling the tenant to leave. If the tenant does not leave, a possession order must be obtained from the court. Obtaining your possession order will involve issuing proceedings, preparing for and attending a court hearing. If the tenant still doesn’t leave, bailiffs are instructed to evict them.

The Tenant Eviction Fixed Fees

A brief telephone consultation about your tenant eviction or related matter (up to 10 minutes) is Free.  

After that initial free call our Fixed Fee Tenant Eviction service costs;

  1. Tenant Eviction Notices: £65 for one notice, £85 if both section 8 and section 21 notices are used. There is no vat to add.
  2. Tenant Eviction – Full Service: £575 start to finish, from issuing your claim through preparing your case to obtaining your possession order including representation at court (1 hearing) (any court in England and Wales), all court fees and vat. That’s just £295 plus the court fee.
  3. Tenant Eviction Enforcement: : £165 including bailiff fee, there is no vat to add. If the tenants don’t leave when the possession order says they must, we can issue a warrant and the bailiffs will evict them, by force if necessary.
  4. Accelerated Possession Procedure: £450 including court fees. That’s just £170 plus the court fee.

We offer quick tenant eviction

If we have the necessary information from you and are instructed before 5 o’clock on a week day, we can often get the notice in the post and begin your tenant eviction on the day that we are instructed. We will, where possible, give you the option to have your possession order transferred to the High Court for enforcement. The procedure facilitates a very quick eviction. We can’t make any promises though, the necessary order is at the discretion of the judge and not always granted.

We provide effective Tenant Eviction

We have dealt with over 10,000 possession matters, many on behalf of banks, building societies and very large landlords. We know how to get the best from the system for you. Further more, we are a firm of solicitors and are properly qualified to carry out all aspects of your tenant eviction work.

We can go on the court record as your solicitors, the court will correspond directly with us. This means that we can manage the process of your tenant eviction for you and deal with any issues promptly and properly.

Instruct us as your tenant Eviction Solicitors because:

Unless you are very experienced, trying to carry out the work yourself will not only be time consuming but a small error can be costly.

The law takes tenant eviction very seriously. The process must be conducted diligently. Judges will rarely overlook procedural errors in the tenant eviction process. An apparently minor error can result in an adjournment or even the case being struck out so you have to start the whole process again.

Delays can be expensive if they extend the time that your very valuable asset is not earning it’s keep.

We are specialist Landlord & Tenant solicitors. Non-solicitor firms undertaking tenant eviction work are unable to go on the court record, the court will not deal with them. We are qualified to carry out your tenant eviction work. Solicitors are heavily regulated and have to comply with far ranging rules which govern client care, confidentiality, treating clients fairly and putting client’s interests first. There are also legal regulators and ombudsmen who you can complain to if you are dissatisfied with the service you have received. In addition, solicitors are required to have professional indemnity insurance which is far more comprehensive than any insurance likely to be held by a non solicitor firm. You are very well protected against anything going wrong if you instruct a solicitor.

We also use our own advocates to represent you at court, trained and supervised by ourselves. They will try to deal with any issues on the day to avoid adjournments. They have a right of audience before the court. Non solicitors cannot represent you at court.

In spite of all these advantages we are no more expensive than non-solicitor tenant eviction firms and cheaper than many. Why wouldn’t you instruct us?

Additional Assistance: We can help you with any landlord related issue such as recovering arrears from tenants or guarantors, drafting documents, defending claims against you, and even possession claims against landlords due to mortgage arrears for example.

Contact us for a Free initial telephone consultation. We will try to answer all your questions and you will be under no pressure to instruct us.

Areas covered for our Fixed Fee Tenant Eviction services:

We can supply our Fixed Fee Tenant Eviction service to Landlords, Letting Agents and Housing Association all over England and Wales including:

Tenant Eviction in Wales

We can provide tenant eviction services to Landlords, Letting Agents & Housing Associations in South Wales, South West Wales, South East Wales, Mid Wales, East Wales, West Wales and North Wales.

Tenant Eviction in England

We can provide tenant eviction services to Landlords, Letting Agents & Housing Associations in South West England, South East England including London, West Midlands, East Midlands, North West England and North East England.

Simon J Vollans & Co Solicitors

Nationwide Legal Services including:

Tenant Evictions – Property Law – Repossession – Rent Arrears Recovery – Debt Collection

Ending a Tenancy in England After 1st October 2015

It was already complicated enough to evict a tenant at the end of a tenancy.  Legislators have now surpassed themselves and created even more obligations to be satisfied before a landlord can end a tenancy.

To navigate the dark recesses of tenant eviction law you need to know that there are a number of new laws and amendments to old laws strewn around the statute book.  It is now both tedious and laborious to come to a view about how the law will apply to any situation.  The many new obligations are triggered by various conditions so may be relevant in one situation but not in a slightly different situation.  There are various penalties for getting it wrong, including criminal sanctions or an inability to bring possession proceedings.  It really is a nasty cat’s cradle of new law.

Housing lawyers have already identified ambiguities in the law. No doubt more issues will come to light when the courts are required to try and clarify exactly what some of the new legislation actually means.  We confidently anticipate a repeat of the tenant deposit fiasco and have no doubt that perfectly innocent and decent landlords will again lose large sums of money as a result of poorly drafted legislation.

We are going to set out the main new requirements.  Please don’t rely on this, we may not have everything clear yet, and not every obligation applies to every situation.

For tenancies that start after 01.10.15, it is no longer possible to serve a s. 21 notice at the beginning of or in the first 4 months of a tenancy.  Further, a s. 21 notice is now only valid for 6 months.  If proceedings haven’t been issued within 6 months of the service of the notice, a new s. 21 notice will need to be served.  If the expiry date of the notice is required to be more than two months from the date of service, then the limitation period will be 4 months from the expiry date.

Again for tenancies commencing after 01.10.15, a s. 21 notice will be invalid if the landlord has not provided the tenant with a copy of a Gas Safe Certificate, an Energy Performance Certificate and the government’s “How to Rent” leaflet.  This is all in addition of course to the tenancy deposit regulations.

There is now a requirement to use a special prescribed form of s. 21 notice.  Although the new law says that you can choose to use the new prescribed form for older tenancies, you shouldn’t do so.  The new form refers to requirements that do not apply to older tenancies and so it would be inappropriate to serve a new notice for older tenancies.

It is now the case that where a tenancy ends during a period and the tenant has paid rent in advance, then a proportion of the rent must be re-paid to the tenant.

A complaint from the tenant about a disrepair issue can top a landlord serving a s. 21 notice.  If a local authority has served an improvement notice, a s. 21 notice will not be valid for 6 months from the date of service of the notice.  A notice will also be invalid where, before a s. 21 notice is served, the tenant made a complaint in writing about the condition of the property to the landlord, and the landlord did not provide an adequate response within 14 days or served a s. 21 notice in response to the complaint, and the tenant subsequently makes a complaint to the local authority who then serves a notice.

Properties must now have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  This applies to all tenancies in England. The landlord must ensure that they work properly at the beginning of the tenancy, and get them fixed of the tenant reports an issue after that.

The law surrounding assured shorthold tenancies is now so complex that this is surely the end of the road for the amateur landlord.  The professional landlord will now need to rely more heavily on professional advisors.  The do it yourself lawyer (with or without a DIY kit bought off the internet) is now at much greater risk of going wrong and wasting very significant amounts of time and money.  We predict that even some professional advisors are not always going to get it right.

They key is to get everything right at the outset.  Some breaches cannot be undone and the sanctions avoided.  Get advice from a proper solicitor who specialises in housing litigation when you wish to end a tenancy agreement.  A proper housing solicitor will be more likely to get it right, and will be properly insured, regulated and subject to an ombudsman if anything goes wrong.

Tenants and their advisors now have a bewildering wealth of technicalities to try and exploit in order to keep tenants in properties at the landlord’s expense.

We can help you at any stage in any part of England and Wales.

As always, this isn’t legal advice, it’s for information only.  We don’t guarantee that everything above is correct.  If you have an issue, you should get in touch and we can consider the actual problem in detail.

 

Simon J Vollans & Co., fixed fee help evicting tenants whether it’s in London, Cardiff, Newcastle, Plymouth, Birmingham, Newport, Swansea, or in fact anywhere in England or Wales.

Areas covered in England for our Ending a Tenancy in England service includes; South West England, South East England, West Midlands, East Midlands, North West England & North East England.