If a tenant breaches their tenancy agreement, the landlord may decide to evict them and repossess the property.
What counts as a breach of contract varies from contract to contract; however there are several breaches that will prompt most landlords will seek a court order for possession;
A landlord has two possible options that allow for the repossession of the property. They can seek possession using one of two different notices;
A Section 21 (S21) notice can be used to evict tenants either;
A Section 8 notice can be used for tenants with;
The biggest risk for a tenant in a repossession claim is the threat of being made homeless. For this reason it is essential to get in touch with a solicitor as soon as possible.
In cases involving allegations of breach of tenancy agreement, it is essential to take legal advice from a housing solicitor with expertise in landlord and tenant disputes – especially if your landlord has already issued a Section 8 notice of a breach of tenancy and/or is seeking repossession after serving a Section 21 Notice to Quit, or is seeking damages.
A housing solicitor can examine the legal basis for your landlord seeking repossession and advise on the best course of action – including dispute resolution and mediation as an alternative to court action and/or resisting possession proceedings by a landlord.
If have received a Section 21 Notice or a Section 8 Notice of breach of tenancy agreement from your landlord and face having the property possessed, do not hesitate to call Duncan Lewis Housing Solicitors on 033 3772 0409