andy lyons

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Tuesday 8th October 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8

andy lyons

0:30 AM, 26th March 2015
About 4 years ago

Use a solicitor to help evict a tenant or do it yourself?

Thank you all for your help, I have spoken to Landlord action and will be using them to help me evict my tenant with the section 8 that has already been served.

David I have not been able to find the guide to using a HCEO on this site, I will have a better look tomorrow.... Read More

andy lyons

23:34 PM, 24th March 2015
About 4 years ago

Use a solicitor to help evict a tenant or do it yourself?

Thank you Romain, I will do my homework on this, I have only issued the S21 to cover all bases, really I should have issued both at the same time, I suppose I may as well try myself using the S8 pay the court fees and if there are any complications I have the S21 as back up.... Read More

andy lyons

23:14 PM, 24th March 2015
About 4 years ago

Use a solicitor to help evict a tenant or do it yourself?

Thank you Mark, Gary and Wanda for your helpful comments, I have looked at the web link you suggested Mark and it says £850 for solicitor fees including court costs so it's about the same as what I have already been quoted, however I appreciate the solicitor I spoke to won't have the same experience.
I spoke to another letting agent who said the section 21 route is a lot easier and cheaper as there is no need for a court hearing and you are guaranteed to get your property back without argument. I have asked my agent to serve a section 21 but due to date of when the tenancy started (16th of Month) I have to give until the 15th June. Then if she hasn't moved I can go straight to bailiffs. I need to look at this carefully and weigh it all up. It looks like a choice between:
Section 8 using a solicitor approx. £850 and another 6-8 weeks rent lost.
Section 8 doing it myself £250 but risking a dispute situation with the potential of more costs, or Section 21 nearly 3 more months lost rent but no court costs or solicitors and guarantee to get tenant out. The letting agent I spoke to this morning issue a section 21 notice with a new tenancy agreement as it is valid for 2 years, that way if there any complications after the fixed term they can quickly remove the tenant.... Read More

andy lyons

19:33 PM, 14th October 2013
About 6 years ago

Section 8 notice procedure

Reply to the comment left by "Dave Reaney" at "14/10/2013 - 19:07":

okay thanks... Read More

andy lyons

17:39 PM, 14th October 2013
About 6 years ago

Section 8 notice procedure

Reply to the comment left by "Damien Pritchard" at "12/10/2013 - 02:03":

Just an update for you all, HB are now paying the rent direct to me from 8th Sept, so I am just over 2 months rent owed. Tenant has told me she is moving sometime this week and going to live in Egypt, because she now owes less than £1000, I think it will be cheaper for me to put in a small claim against her instead of applying for eviction which is £60 instead of £100. Has anybody had experience of putting a small claim in online? I don't think I will get any money back but if she decides to move back to UK, I think the CCJ will stand and it will at least be a warning for other landlords if she is credit checked. Thanks again for all advice.... Read More