What if the tenant won't leave voluntarily?
You need a section 21 notice or they have the right to stay.
What if my section 21 notice expires and nothing happens?
You can apply for a possession order by post.
Can I evict a tenant who's done nothing wrong?
Yes. If there there are no tenant breaches of contract, you can serve a section 21 notice if they won't leave voluntarily.
What if my tenant owes me rent?
You need to issue a section 8 notice.
Do I have to serve an eviction notice?
If the tenant is willing to leave voluntarily, there's no need to serve an eviction notice. Just follow your normal checkout process and return the tenant's deposit.
At what point does this end up in court?
You can choose to escalate this to court by applying for a possession
order when a section 21 expires and the tenant is still refusing to
When does a bailiff become necessary?
When a tenant does not vacate after the date specified by the court.
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.