Problem Tenants



Evicting a tenant will cost you some legal expenses (even if they are fixed fees) and during the process you might not receive any rent. So, while you want to minimise your legal costs you also want the process to be as quick as possible.

Also, the courts are quick to throw out cases where the Notice has been made invalid by something the landlord has done, or failed to do. Then the landlord has to start all over again. So although drafting and serving notice can be the cheapest part of the process, it’s actually the most important.

Under the Housing Act 1988 there are only two processes that can be used to end an AST agreement. They are Section 21 and Section 8. There are other eviction processes for different kinds of tenancy but AST agreements are the most common. 

Specialist tenant eviction services

Landlord Action was founded in 1999 as the UK’s first ever fixed-fee tenant eviction service and housing law specialist authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Led by founder Paul Shamplina, Landlord Action has since acted in more than 35,000 problem tenant cases, become a champion for landlords and won numerous industry accolades.

Landlord Action’s in-house team of solicitors and paralegals provide the following services in England and Wales:

  • Famous three step eviction process: serving a notice, possession order and bailiff eviction
  • Ex-tenant tracing
  • Debt recovery
  • Squatter eviction
  • Legal drafting of documents

Rest assured that Landlord Action’s specialist knowledge in landlord and tenant law will help resolve your issue quickly and minimise losses. For more information and to take action contact them at today adding Problem Tenant to the subject line. 

How can Landlord Action help?

If you need representation on any landlord or tenant issue, you can contact Landlord Action by using the above email link. 

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