Landlords – What you need to know about evictions
The legalities of evictions are a minefield; Simon Roberts, a solicitor at DAS Law, explains what you need to know if you are a landlord.
How do I evict a tenant who is behind in their rent?
A landlord is required to serve a notice to quit on the tenants. If the tenants are behind on rent you can serve a section 8 notice requiring that the tenant leaves the property within 14 days.
However, if the tenancy is still within the fixed term you should check the tenancy agreement to ensure that there is a provision in the agreement allowing you to ask for the property back, pursuant to serving a section 8 notice.
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