How much does the whole eviction process cost?

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    How much does the whole eviction process cost?

    How much would a landlord pay for a whole eviction start to finish. ( court fees, bailiff fees etc)

    #2
    Court fee is £355. Bailiff is £121.

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      #3
      Etc could be £5 to £1k+
      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...

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        #4
        In theory zero, because landlord will recover all of his costs from the tenant, including all outstanding rent via the eviction process or a separate process.

        In practice could be a loss of anything up to £20,000 or more if a rogue tenant who is prepared to have a blemished record and court findings against them, and who has no money (and who never will have money).

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          #5
          We're in the very final stages of evicting six separate tenants from a small block of flats in order to refurbish. Our smallest losses were the three who paid rent up to the date of the bailiffs appointment, where we lost the £476 (£355 plus £121 as stated). One of these left early though that left us with their Council Tax bill from the date of departure. Two of the six left a month or two of arrears plus the £476. Our worst "offender" left us with a £12k+ bill as she's got mental health problems and wasn't able to pay the rent or understand the process. In our case took about a year start to finish.

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            #6
            The fee is assuming a landlord is brave enough to do the eviction himself.

            Legal fees can be added to those who use a solicitor, and these fees alone can run into thousands.

            It also depends on the tenant. Many don't pay rent which is a usual cause for eviction, and as the process can take up to a year 12 months rent on top and your looking at an extortionate amount.

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              #7
              Can I just say, for a non native English person, your English is impeccable!

              However, I have seen these meters before.
              I seen it in a large accommodation block, of approximately 40 maisonettes.
              Basically it would also be known as a studio apartment.
              The kitchen, living area, and bed all all in the same large room ,with a separate room for a shower and toilet.
              The meter was pre-paid via the landlord, He said it was just the way he did it, but I never checked the unit price.

              I was paying 16ppu on my previous house and I rang up the utility company and they dropped the price to 14ppu no questions asked.
              However my sister pays 11ppu with is is not on a pre-payment meter.
              So anything over 16ppu is high.

              What you could do is explain to your landlord that the metered ppu price is extremely high and asked if there's anything that can be done about it.
              And then state the market value is 16ppu. I have no idea how he will react though!

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