Sometimes, evicting a Thanet tenant can be a bit challenging and complicated in Kent and you must follow some evicting steps from Denbigh Franks carefully to avoid finding yourself on the other side of the law.
Denbigh Franks's guide regards Kent Assured Shorthold Tenancies that can be periodic in Margate (after the regular interval with no fixed date) or fixed-term tenancies in Ramsgate (run for a set amount of time).
When it is time for fixed term in Broadstairs, or Ramsgate to end, you have to give a Section 21 notice to the Kent tenant if you want your property back.
In case a tenant in Thanet, Kent, has already broken the tenancy terms, issue him/her with a Section 8 notice.
As determined by the conditions in the tenancy contract in Broadstairs, there are variations in the notice, which may be as little as 2 weeks and as high as 60 days.
In Kent, you will need to notify about this in two months although there are exceptions (for example, if the tenant has been in the ownership for less than 6 months in Margate, if the property without a license is an HMO in Broadstairs, etc.).
You can opt to make use of a Kent Professional Notice Servers service in Thanet to ensure that your tenants receive the notice without fail in Ramsgate, Broadstairs, or Margate.
If the tenants, after receiving notice in Broadstairs, Ramsgate, or Margate, still don't move out then you will have to approach the court of Thanet and apply for a Standard Possession Order.
Filing this order costs £325 in Thanet, Kent.
In addition, you may also apply for an Accelerated Possession Order in Margate, Broadstairs, or Ramsgate, in case you are not claiming any rent that hasn't been paid and the cost in Thanet, Kent, for this service is £355, and it is normally quicker since there isn't a court hearing.
To apply for this order, you will need to fill a form at the County Court of Kent's Thanet.
The Kent court will then send a copy to the tenants in Margate, Broadstairs, or Ramsgate, who will have to respond within 14 days.
The aim of the order in Thanet is to buoy the tenant in question to take the needed action of packing out.
After going through the above two steps, if the tenant in Broadstairs, Margate, or Ramsgate refuses to evacuate, you can apply for a Warrant for Possession in the Kent court as the last step.
On this step, the bailiffs from Denbigh Franks will legally evict the tenant from your property in Ramsgate, Margate, or Broadstairs, at a payment of £121.
If you want to speed up things, request for the case to be transferred to the High Court from the Kent County Court and an officer from the High Court from Denbigh Franks will handle the eviction.
But you can only be able to do this if you are having the claim of more than £600 including court costs in Thanet, Kent.
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