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    How do i evict a tenant without a tenancy?
    I took over management of a property from another agent and the tenant always refused to sign an AST.
    He was paying the rent for 7 months, but has now stopped paying.
    I'd like to evict him. I usually do s21 evictions.
    But for these i use an AST and S21 with the claim form.
    How can i evict in this case?
    Thank you.

    Without a tenancy agreement, not without a tenancy. If the guy's paying rent and not lodging etc., then almost certainly have a tenancy.

    First, establish what rights he have. Post-1996 start, rent-paying not too high or too low, doesn't live with landlord etc., then AST.

    Serve s21 (or s8) notice as usual. No tenancy agreement mean no accelerated possession, so non-accelerated possession claim with hearing in person.
    I am not a lawyer, nor am I licensed to provide any regulated advice. None of my posts should be treated as legal or financial advice.

    I do not answer questions through private messages which should be posted publicly on the forum.


      When did the tenancy start?


        If you are agent you cannot enforce eviction through court. Only a lawyer can represent landlord in court, you may not do so.
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


          This is seriously worrying. Victoria H you need to go on a course.


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