Tenant Eviction Services
At SJV Solicitors, we hold conversations with landlords each and every day and have created a clear picture of our clients and their frustrations. Through 16 years of experience and strong client relationships, we have developed highly effective solutions for dealing with eviction cases.
When looking to evict a tenant, you’ll probably have a plethora of questions. Do I need to go to county court? Could the written tenancy agreement affect the eviction? Is there a deposit protection policy in place? How do I legally evict a tenant?
Countless mistakes can be made during the eviction process, causing landlords to suffer legally and financially. The legal process is complex and timely, but it doesn’t have to consume your attention.
Our solicitors are here to make the eviction process simple and hassle-free. With expert knowledge, we can answer your questions and help you gain possession of your property with minimal fuss.
It will cost you nothing to make an enquiry. Get in touch today.
Here’s the sort of thing we can do:
An Inexpensive, Quick and Effective Tenant Eviction by Solicitors
You’re looking for an inexpensive, quick and effective solution to your tenant eviction problem. We can help, anywhere in England and Wales.
For a straightforward possession involving the usual one court hearing, we will act for you for an agreed fee:
The process of The eviction process, in most cases, involves serving a section 8 or section 21 notice to the tenant. The document will inform the tenant that they are required to leave the property due to the grounds stated by the landlord. If a tenant refuses to leave the property following the notice period, a possession order can be granted from the court. This process will involve issuing proceedings, preparing for and attending a court hearing. If the tenant doesn’t leave following a possession notice, the county court bailiff can be instructed to evict them.
Notices:£65 + vat for one notice, £85 + vat if both section 8 and section 21 notices are served at the same time.
Court Proceedings:Full service – Start to finish, we charge £550 + vat. In addition, there is a court fee to pay of £355.00. That comes to £1,015.00. This service includes drafting and issuing your claim through to preparing your case to obtain your possession order, including representation at court (1 hearing at any court in England and Wales). This price assumes that all your paperwork is in order and that there is no serious defence to the claim. If this is not the case, we can still help, but there may be additional costs for getting things in order. However, we won’t make any additional charges without your prior agreement.
Enforcement: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. We charge £140.00 + vat., plus a court fee of £130.00, which comes to £298.00.
Accelerated Possession Procedure:Using the accelerated procedure, in the absence of a defence or serious issue with the claim, no hearing is required. We charge £500.00 + vat., you also pay the court fee which is £355, that comes to £955.00 in total. However, where there is a hearing, there will be an additional charge for an advocate to attend court. The cost will vary according the nature of the issue and the location of the court. Typically, it’s £200.00 to £250.00 + vat.
Tenant Eviction services that are quick:
If we have the necessary information from you and are instructed before 5 o’clock on a weekday, we can often get the notice in the post and begin your tenant eviction on the day that we’re 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’ve 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. Furthermore, as a firm of solicitors, we are properly qualified to carry out all of your tenant eviction services.
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 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 eviction very seriously. The process must be conducted diligently. Judges will rarely overlook procedural errors in the 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 its keep.
To find out more about the UK tenant eviction process, check out our dedicated blog post here!
We are 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 eviction work. As tenant eviction services solicitors, we 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 to who you can complain 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 tenant eviction solicitor.
In spite of all these advantages, we are no more expensive than non-solicitor eviction firms and cheaper than many. Why wouldn’t you instruct us?
Contact us We’ll try to answer all your questions and you’ll be under no pressure to instruct us.
It will cost you nothing to make an enquiry. Get in touch today and we can chat through the solution to your problem for free.