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The Eviction Process

Section 8 is The Eviction Process. To use this against your Tenant, you must have a legal reason, which they must prove in court to use a section 8 notice.


What is the meaning of eviction?


Eviction is the process in which a tenant is being removed from possession of premises that he or she resides or has a property interest done by a landlord either by reentry upon the premises or through a court action.


Legal reasons for eviction are called 'grounds for possession' on the notice.

Rent arrears is the one of the most common reason to give a Section 8 other reasons may be causing destruction to your property or being a nuisance to neighbours. In these circumstances, you as a landlord will be able to end the tenancy agreement during its fixed term if the tenant has failed to comply with the terms. If your tenant falls into Rent Arrears, it can seriously impact your own financial situation as a landlord.


To get the Tenant to acknowledge the arrears. After acknowledging what has gone wrong, sending your Tenant a letter before action is the next move. A Letter Before Action is the final letter that will be sent before starting legal action to recover the unpaid rent arrears. This letter is a legal warning and is the first stage of legal action which means that you may apply to the County Court in Croydon, London for possession of the property. These actions may result in the Tenant losing their rights to this property and being evicted.


Has your tenant decided to avoid contact with you and your payment request? Rent Arrears can go to all lengths to recover all the unpaid debt by way of Tenant Eviction. This can be done by issuing a Section 8.


The last and final step before evicting your Tenant is to serve a Possession Order, which is granted by the Court. The possession order can be served by Rent Arrears Collection Croydon, London. This ends the tenancy and gives the courts the legal power to evict the Tenant.

In comparison to a Notice 21, Section 8 can be used during the fixed-term, whereas a Notice 21 must be used after the fixed-term has ended. The AST has a minimum of 6 term of months. The AST is the default residential tenancy in England, which means if you let any residential property you automatically create an AST unless you specify otherwise.


A Section 8 is faster process and usually only has a two week notice period, with the chance of adding money during the process, however there are potential drawbacks to this.

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