There are up to 3 stages involved in getting a tenant evicted.
Stage 1 is where an s8 and / or s21 notice is served. S8 is for a breach of agreement including rent arrears and s21 is for a no fault eviction after the end of the fixed term.
Stage 2 is court proceedings and there are 2 methods of this determined by the situation.
Stage 3 is the Enforcement stage
Stage 1: Service of a s8 and/or s21 notice
Drafting and service of the notices.
1 notice = £70.00 plus VAT
Both notices = £100.00 plus VAT
Stage 2(a): Rent arrears – Issuing the claim, attending the hearing and preparing a witness statement
£450.00 plus VAT for our fees
£325.00 Court Fee *
Stage 2(b): End of Tenancy – no rent arrears claimed
This can be done via the Accelerated Procedure and it is unlikely that a court hearing will be necessary.
If no court hearing: £200.00 plus VAT
Court Fee: £355.00 *
In the unlikely event that a hearing is required, there will be an additional charge.
Stage 3: Enforcement
We will issue the warrant and instruct the bailiff. We will keep you informed of when the appointment is listed and save you the effort of communicating with the court.
Our fees: £80.00 plus VAT
Bailiff fees: £121.00 *
We can ask for the matter to be transferred to the High Court and a Sheriff instructed if you prefer this. Typically Sheriff fees are significantly higher than the bailiff fees. If you think you would prefer a Sherriff, please speak to Rebecca or Nikki about the pros and cons.
* Please note that court fees and bailiff fees are not within our control and may vary