A “Section 8 Notice” is used to terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement during the fixed period when a tenant has breached the agreement (e.g. fallen into rent arrears). A landlord cannot legally evict their tenant without obtaining a possession order from a County Court.
Before applying to the court for this order, Evict My Tenant Limited UK Ltd must serve a “Section 8 Notice To Quit” form on the tenant. The notice states that the landlord intends to seek possession of the property and states the ground(s) on which possession is sought.
The most common type of breach during the term of the tenancy is for non-payment of rent. In order for the Section 8 to be valid, the landlord must specify on which grounds, set out in Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988, the tenant has breached.
The grounds fall into two categories:
Grounds 1-8 (Mandatory) – the court must make the possession order.
Grounds 9-17 (Discretionary) – the court will make the order only if it is reasonable to do so.
How We Serve A Section 8 Notice
To start proceedings, we must first inform the tenant, using the Section 8 Notice, that you wish to seek possession. The Notice of Seeking Possession is issued under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 and must be served in the prescribed form – ‘Section 8′ with an up to date rent schedule.
Any errors made when issuing the Section 8 Notice (which is extremely common when landlords and letting agents serve it themselves) is likely to delay the landlord gaining possession. That is why it makes sense to seek legal advice from us before issuing a Section 8 Notice to Evict My Tenant Limited.
Service Of The Notice
All our Notices are hand delivered anywhere in the UK, normally within 48 hours. We also keep a record of the delivery report as evidence, should the matter go to court.
Evict My Tenant Limited UK Ltd offer various ways to secure a warrant of possession and eviction of tenants. Once a case has been heard in the county court and a possession order granted, most tenants make arrangement to vacate the property.
Here at Evict My Tenant Limited UK Ltd, we offer a nationwide debtor tracing service which identifies and tracks down an individual’s residential address quickly and efficiently. We also deal with small claims orders and representation.