Evicting a Chelmsford tenant in Essex, UK can be complicated, but there are steps from Denbigh Franks to follow if you want to do that legally.
This Denbigh Franks article mainly talks about Assured Shorthold Tenancies, both 'Regular' Tenancies (run on a weekly or monthly basis with no fixed date) and fixed-term tenancies (usually run for a given set amount of time) in Essex's Battlesbridge and Danbury.
If you don't want to rent out your property in Danbury at the expiration of a rent period, serve the Chelmsford tenant a Section 21 notice.
Provide them with a section 8 notice in case they have broken the terms and agreements of the Chelmsford, Essex tenancy.
The notices in Battlesbridge may vary from 2 weeks to 2 months depending on the tenancy agreement's terms.
Nevertheless, you are normally required to issue 8 weeks' notice, however, some situations in Chelmsford are exempted, for instance, in Danbury, when the tenant has occupied the premises for less than 6 months or in Battlesbridge, the premises is an HMO and unlicensed.
Moreover, you may use a Essex's Chelmsford Professional Notice Servers service in Chalk End, Danbury, or Battlesbridge to ensure that your tenants get the notice.
If your tenants in Chalk End, Danbury, or Battlesbridge do not move out of the property even after they have been served the notice, the next thing to do would be to submit an application in Chelmsford for a Standard Possession Order in the court.
This costs £325 in Essex's Chelmsford.
In Chelmsford, Essex, in case you're not claiming any unpaid rent in Chalk End, Battlesbridge, or Danbury, you can simply go for an Accelerated Possession Order that costs around £355 which will be resolved quickly because there is no court hearing involved.
You will have to complete a form by going to the County Court within Chelmsford, Essex.
Tenants in Chalk End, Battlesbridge, or Danbury, will then receive a copy from the Essex court and will need to reply within 14 days.
But if the tenant is in some serious trouble the Chelmsford judge can extend this period.
After going through the above two steps, if the tenant in Chalk End, Battlesbridge, or Danbury refuses to evacuate, you can apply for a Warrant for Possession in the Essex court as the last step.
On this step, the bailiffs from Denbigh Franks will legally evict the tenant from your property in Danbury, Battlesbridge, or Chalk End, at a payment of £121.
If you want it done swiftly, ask for case transfer to the High Court from the Essex County Court, and the High Court will send an enforcement officer from Denbigh Franks to evict the tenant.
You can only do this if you demand more than £ 600, plus Essex court costs in Chelmsford.
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