Need to Give a Tenant Notice to Quit?
Wanting to use Section 21?
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We Serve A Properly Drafted Notice On Your Tenants
This is the cheapest part of the main process and usually the most effective. The rules remain complex and in flux. We deal with this day in day out and it is our job to make sure that we get it right for you.
OUR NOTICE IS ON OUR LAWYER'S FULL LETTERHEADED PAPER FOR FULL IMPACT. We draft either a s21 or a section 8 notice - or may advise you to have BOTH.
WARNING: There have been many changes to section 21 notices recently and this complexity is about to get worse with the advent of the Deregulation Act 2015. The goalposts are constantly moving and we know about these changes. Contact us today so that you can get it right AND NOT WRONG.
It goes without saying that if your notice to quit is not drafted correctly, it will inevitably fail. Courts are ever vigilant in relation to the smallest of errors and are keen to pick up on these in favour of your tenant.
Most tenants leave at this stage in our experience if the notice is drafted correctly. Please note that the law is about to change in this regard - YOU MUST ACT FAST IN ORDER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CURRENT MORE RELAXED RULES: IT'S ABOUT TO GET MUCH HARDER TO USE SECTION 21 and timing really will be everything. In short, landlords will be left with one day on which a notice can be served during the fixed term if they want it to come to an end on expiry of the fixed term. And they run the risk of the notice being declared invalid even if they have done everything right.
Call or email us today for further information. Only if the tenants do not leave having received a valid notice do we move on to later stages of the eviction process.
WARNING: DO NOT TRY TO EVICT A TENANT YOURSELF. YOU WILL COMMIT A CRIMINAL OFFENCE. WE ARE EXPERTS. LEAVE IT TO US.
Optional Pre-notice Stage Letter
If your tenant has been defaulting in some way (usually because of accrued rent arrears) and you simply want to encourage them into doing the 'right thing' then our expert lawyer-drafted letter on law firm letterhead notifying your tenant that they must comply with their duties under the tenancy agreement (i.e. pay the rent!) might just work meaning that you could keep an otherwise good and reliable tenant whilst saving the cost of the further eviction process steps. It may avoid the more confrontative nature of using the section 21 notice to quit or section 8 notice.
HINT: THIS STEP CAN BE USEFUL, BUT ONLY IF THE TENANT HAS BEEN UNUSUALLY UNRELIABLE WITH RENT ARREARS RATHER THAN HAVING A HISTORY OF AVOIDING PAYING RENT ALTOGETHER.