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THE EVICTION PROCESS
To evict a tenant legally you must serve notice (either 2 weeks or 2 months depending on circumstances). If they don’t leave of their own free will you will need to go to Court to obtain a possession order. Once you have a possession order you may need to instruct a County Court bailiff or a High Court Enforcement Officer if the tenant still refuses to leave. If you fail to get the process right you may be charged with illegal eviction which carries severe financial penalties as well as the possibility of a custodial sentence.
If you want a tenant to leave a residential property there are strict procedures which must be followed. First you must ensure your own paperwork is fully compliant, otherwise you will very quickly run into difficulties and waste time. For example, if you didn’t protect a tenants deposit within 30 days or failed to serve prescribed information correctly any further action is highly like to prove to be futile.
With ever more complicated legislation being introduced it is becoming more common for both landlords and agents to make mistakes when it comes to compliance. But what are the consequences of failing to protect a tenants deposit and correctly serve prescribed information within the 30 day period allowed, and more importantly what are the solutions to fix the problems you will undoubtedly face. Tessa Shepperson, Founder of Landlord Law explains via this linked page.