Evicting a tenant after two months?

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    Hi.
    I have a tenant who just lies about the rent and never pays it, he has skipped two months rent saying he will pay it tomorrow but never does.
    He has forced other tenants to move out by causing fights and smokes in his room even though it is a non smoking house.
    Is it possible to evict him quickly even though he has only served two months of a six month lease.
    Surely the law doesn't expect you to put up with this, after all I have a mortgage to pay.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you

  • #2
    Is he on an individual tenancy agreement or a joint one?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Beeber View Post
      Is he on an individual tenancy agreement or a joint one?
      Hi Beeber
      He is on an individual agreement.
      Thanks

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      • #4
        Originally posted by maxicatimus View Post
        I have a tenant who just lies about the rent and never pays it, he has skipped two months rent saying he will pay it tomorrow but never does.
        He has forced other tenants to move out by causing fights and smokes in his room even though it is a non smoking house.
        Is it possible to evict him quickly even though he has only served two months of a six month lease.
        Yes, you can, but only by serving a s.8 Notice. Use g8/10/11 together, serve, wait two weeks, then begin proceedings.
        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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        2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
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        • #5
          Thanks Jeffrey.

          Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
          Yes, you can, but only by serving a s.8 Notice. Use g8/10/11 together, serve, wait two weeks, then begin proceedings.
          Hi Jeffrey.
          Sorry to appear thick but can you tell me where I can find out about all these forms, What are s8, g8/10/11 and where can I get them.
          Is there a web site that explains all these?
          Thanks for your help.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by maxicatimus View Post
            Hi Jeffrey.
            Sorry to appear thick but can you tell me where I can find out about all these forms, What are s8, g8/10/11 and where can I get them.
            Is there a web site that explains all these?
            Thanks for your help.
            Section 8 is in Housing Act 1988. Grounds 8/10/11 appear in Schedule 2 to the Act. Try using macro search to find posts re them.
            Forms can be found too: use "Agreements" thingy at top of page.
            JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
            1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
            2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
            3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
            4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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            • #7
              Thanks Jeffrey.

              Thanks again
              Ill look deeper into it, if I need help can I email you for a costing to help me sort this out?
              Thanks

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              • #8
                It will still take a few months to get him out. All depends how long it takes to get a court hearing, how long judge awards for him to leave and how long wiat is for bailiffs. Sorry to ruin your day, but the rental business carries risks and landlords are not that well protected from these types of tenants.

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