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« on: December 22, 2021, 12:39:20 PM »

This is the first time I am evicting a tenant. Im selling up and I have already given them verbal 6 months notice I want them out by end of April 2021.   I just cant seem to find a template on-line. Do they exist or will I have to go through a company and pay?

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2021, 02:52:11 PM »

You don't appear to have done any research whatsoever.

https://www.gov.uk/evicting-tenants/section-21-and-section-8-notices

Your verbal notice counts for nothing. And if they pay any attention to it you're gonna be very lucky.

April 2021 is in the past.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2021, 04:53:09 PM »

oops, sorry, I meant 2022. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2021, 04:59:44 PM »

I know my verbal notice counts for nothing, I was just giving her as much time as possible to find another place.  I know nothing counts until she is served her eviction papers.
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2021, 06:36:35 PM »

Not even then, to be fair. Could be a long road... April could be here sooner than you think. Make sure you have all the requirements done properly for Section 21... otherwise this could be long and expensive.

It is always better for a tenancy to end either when the Tenant wants to go, or mutually acceptably. I guess I didn't need to write that.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2022, 01:33:35 PM »

I have served my tenant a section 21 notice which ends 12 Feb 22.This included Current EPC, latest gas cert and rent guide. I gave her 24 hours notice that I would call at the house (yesterday) and she refused to open the door to me, she doesn't reply to my messages either. I have messaged her today to say I want access to my house this coming weekend and I would give her 24 hours notice again before turning up.

I know I am going to have to start the eviction process to get her out of my house, but she is pregnant with her 5th child and is in a 3 bed property, 3 sons and 1 daughter.

She is on housing benefit and I wondered if I can contact them to see if they are looking at re-housing her?

Also, does she get any special considerations being pregnant when I start the eviction process? - I didn't think she did

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2022, 04:22:18 PM »

I have served my tenant a section 21 notice which ends 12 Feb 22.This included Current EPC, latest gas cert and rent guide.

In order for the Section 21 to be valid, you need to provide those documents before you serve the notice. Just putting them in the same envelope won't do it.

I gave her 24 hours notice that I would call at the house (yesterday) and she refused to open the door to me, she doesn't reply to my messages either. I have messaged her today to say I want access to my house this coming weekend and I would give her 24 hours notice again before turning up.

Unless you've got some pressing need to access the property for essential maintenance, I'd steer clear of this sort of thing. It's her home and she has a common law right to quiet enjoyment. She doesn't have to let you in and if you persist, it's going to look like harassment.

It's very likely that if your tenant has contacted the council's housing department, they'll have told her to sit tight for as long as possible (i.e. until the bailiffs turn up). You need to be prepared for a long process and make sure you do everything by the book. If there's a flaw in your Section 21, don't expect your tenant or the council to point it out on day one: they'll wait until the day you apply for possession so you're two months gone and still at square one.
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