The large majority of tenancies end by mutual consent. When this isn't possible, eviction is the process whereby a landlord can gain possession of a tenanted property.
Can this be done if the contract is still within a fixed term?
It is possible to evict a tenant within the fixed term of a contract.
In this case, you would seek possession using a Section 8 notice.
There are 17 grounds for eviction via a Section 8 notice:
- 1-8 are mandatory, i.e. the court must grant possession if the ground in question applies.
- 9-17 are discretionary, i.e. the court will decide whether it is just and reasonable to grant possession.
Among the most common reasons are rent arrears and breach of contract.
These grounds are also noteworthy, and require the landlord to have notified the tenant before the start of the tenancy if they intend to use either ground:
- Landlord has previously lived at the property and/or now intends to live there (ground 1).
- Repossession of mortgaged property (ground 2).
How can I do this?
When serving notice certain prescribed information must be included - a failure to serve the correct prescribed information may result in the proposed action being invalidated. Please use the link below to learn more about what information needs to be served with the notice.