In Chatham, Kent, the process of evicting a tenant can be complicated and there are steps by Denbigh Franks that you will need to follow to do it legally.
The following guide by Kent's Denbigh Franks on the eviction process only applies to Assured Shorthold Tenancies in Capstone and Gillingham, which there are two types, 'Periodic' tenancies- run weekly or monthly with an end date that isn't fixed, and Fixed-term tenancies- run for a set amount of time.
After the fixed term in Kent ends, give your tenants in Gillingham a Section 21 to have your property back.
You should issue the tenant in Chatham, Kent with a notice of Section 8 if he/she has already gone against the tenancy terms.
The issuance of notices is possible to be done from a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of two months depending on what the terms are in the tenancy agreement in Capstone.
Nevertheless, in total, you need to give a two months' notice in Chatham, Kent, but there are a few exemptions (e.g., If the occupant in Gillingham has been in the house for a period less than six months, if the house in Capstone is an HMO and has no license and many more).
If you want to make sure that the notice is delivered to the Chatham, Kent tenant, you can consider using the Gillingham, Capstone, or Rochester professional notice server's service.
After you've notified your occupants in Chatham and they refuse to pack out, then your next course of action in Rochester, Capstone, or Gillingham, is to go to court and request a Standard Possession Order.
In Chatham, Kent, this would cost you £325.
In case you are not clamming any rent arrears in Chatham, Kent from the tenant, you can apply for an Accelerated Possession Order costing £355 in Capstone, Rochester, or Gillingham, and its quicker because it doesn't involve a court hearing.
At the County Court of Chatham, Kent, you will need to fill in a form.
The Kent court will distribute these copies to your tenants in Rochester, Gillingham, or Capstone who will then need to reply within two weeks.
That term may be prolonged by the judge in Chatham if the client is in serious difficulty.
If the tenants in Rochester, Gillingham, or Capstone also refuse to leave despite taking the above measure, there is one final option: and that is to request to the Kent court for a warrant for possession.
This would mean that the tenants in Gillingham, Rochester, or Capstone will be forced to move out by the bailiffs of Denbigh Franks, and the cost of this step is 121 pounds.
If you want it done swiftly, ask for case transfer to the High Court from the Kent County Court, and the High Court will send an enforcement officer from Denbigh Franks to evict the tenant.
This can be done only if at least £600, with the inclusion of Kent court costs, would be claimed in Chatham.
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