How long will it take?
This will vary depending on if the tenant raises a defence/ counterclaim, and how quickly the court deals with the matter. Typically, both proceedings can take four to six months.
How much does it cost?
We offer fixed fees for drafting and serving either a Section 21 or a Section 8 notice. We also offer a fixed fee for assisting you with Section 21 and Section 8 proceedings. Please contact us for further information.
What happens after the notice has expired?
If the tenant doesn’t leave, then we can help you to issue a claim for possession at court.
How do I get my property back?
Whether your tenants have rent arrears, have caused damage or you simply need it back, the first step is to serve them with either a Section 21 Notice or a Section 8 Notice (under the Housing Act 1988).
Whats the difference?
A Section 21 Notice must be in writing and give two clear months’ notice. There are also additional requirements depending on when the tenancy started. The tenant doesn’t have to have breached their tenancy.
A Section 8 Notice must be in a prescribed form and gives two weeks’ notice. It applies when the tenant has breached their tenancy in some way, usually by building up rent arrears.
Is there any point in making a claim against the prison service?
Yes. If you have been injured or mistreated in prison bringing a claim could help you achieve some peace of mind, and could lead to you obtaining compensation for any losses or injury.
Is there any point in making a claim against the police?
Yes. If you have been affected by police misconduct bringing a claim could help you achieve some peace of mind, and could lead to you obtaining compensation for any losses or injury.
Can I make a claim against the prison service?
The prison service (or the various private companies that operate prisons on behalf of the government) have to satisfy legal requirements. If they do not satisfy these requirements you may be able to bring a claim.
Can I make a claim against the police?
The police have to abide by the law, just like everyone else. If they have acted unlawfully in any respect, then you may be entitled to bring a claim.
I was tasered and have injuries, can I make a claim?
The police are entitled to use reasonable force when making a lawful arrest. If the use of a taser in the particular circumstances of your case was excessive then you may have a claim. Equally, if there is no lawful reason to arrest you, then any use of force would be unlawful and would give rise to a claim.
I have lost business because the police arrested me, can I make a claim?
If the decision to arrest you was unlawful, or if you were detained longer than you should have been you may be able to claim.