Can anyone recommend a solicitor in Taunton Somerset for serving a Section 8 & 21?

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    Can anyone recommend a solicitor in Taunton Somerset for serving a Section 8 & 21?

    We have a tenant who is not paying rent at the minute- second month is due tomorrow. We believe that he now has no real intention of paying and so want to serve a section 8 as soon as the 2nd month is due. Can anyone please advise on a solicitor in Taunton to carry this out as we need it done quickly as we cannot sustain unpaid rent.

    Thank you.

    #2
    You can get a free template for the s8 notice off this site (click on Agreements & re-register) and you can commence the court proceedings online at www.possessionclaim.gov.uk for £100 (or £150 if you do it on forms by mail)

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      #3
      We had heard that it was best to get a solicitor - that if you did it yourself and had made any mistakes on the form then a court would dismiss it. Do you know if this is true?

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        #4
        Originally posted by karenalan View Post
        We had heard that it was best to get a solicitor - that if you did it yourself and had made any mistakes on the form then a court would dismiss it. Do you know if this is true?
        It is true that it must be validly completed and served but it is not complicated. Download the forms and you'll see what I mean.

        If you tell us the date the tenancy started, whether it is still within the fixed term or has become a statutory periodic, and on what day the rent falls due (presumably monthly), we can help you with the correct dates to put on the s21.
        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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          #5
          If you do decide to use the services of a solicitor, then you are strongly advised to find one who is well versed in landlord/tenant law as not all are and as such some can just as easily make the same mistakes as us amateurs. You are thus recommended to approach either one of the board topic experts who indicate that they are prepared to assist private clients or one of our advertisers. They all DO know what they are doing in this field of law.

          P.P.
          Any information given in this post is based on my personal experience as a landlord, what I have learned from this and other boards and elsewhere. It is not to be relied on. Definitive advice is only available from a Solicitor or other appropriately qualified person.

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