Sadly, things occasionally go wrong and you may need to evict a tenant if they break the terms of their rental agreement. Evictions can be a time-consuming, stressful and even upsetting process for all involved, but we are here to ensure things go as smoothly as possible.

Complying with the law

Evicting a tenant is a serious legal matter. There are only very narrow circumstances in which somebody can be deprived of their home. As a landlord, you must follow the legal guidelines very closely, including by serving a possession notice to your tenant, following the correct procedure.

Reasons for evicting somebody can include failure to pay rent, misusing the property or causing problems in the local community. If we fully manage your property, dealing swiftly with these circumstances are part of our commitment to you. In each case we will act quickly, firmly and within the law to protect your rights and your investment. There are no void periods on the rent you receive, and we will work to get the property back on the market as quickly as possible, including making good any damage. Even if we do not manage your property, we may still be able to help in these circumstances. Please contact us to discuss your situation.

I was in the unfortunate position of having to deal with a non-paying tenant. I appreciate that this sometimes happens, even after they have been fully referenced. Luckily I was having the property managed by Ascott Homes so they were on top of the situation from the very start. They helped me deal with all the paperwork and I found it far quicker than some of the horror stories I have heard about from other landlords. In situations like this, it really pays to have expert support on your side.

Kalpesh Patel, Croydon - 2019