Residential Assured Shorthold Tenancies and Repossessions
Are you using the right tenancy agreement?
The one pivotal thing to get right is the paperwork. This is mandatory in all dealings, but particularly in tenancies. Get it wrong and it can be your worst nightmare. Each file for a property should contain numerous things including:
- Standing Order forms
- Gas and Electric certificates
- Tenancy deposit certificates and most important
- The Tenancy Agreement and, if applicable, the completed Form of Guarantee
A good tenancy agreement should be clear, concise, and unambiguous so that both parties clearly understand the expectations and obligations of each party. As an AST is protected by legislation such as the Housing Act, certain rights are given to each party automatically.
We are also now able to advise and assist landlords of residential properties, in repossessing their properties from tenants who have failed to comply with the terms of their Tenancy Agreement.
We prepare and serve a Section 8 or 21, depending on the circumstances of possession, under the Housing Act 1988, for each tenant who is a party to the Tenancy Agreement, and complete a Certificate of Service to present to the Court when an Application is made for a Hearing for possession.
We will attend the Court, if requested, with the landlord to assist and present all the papers to the Court, and when an Order is made, apply to the Court for a Warrant of Possession.
We have, on several occasions, attended court to make an Application for a Possession Order against “persons unknown”, otherwise known as “squatters”. These papers must be served within 24 hours of being issued and we have duly complied with this Order.
The charge for this service is extremely competitive to other agencies, and less than solicitors. We have on file details which can be sent to a prospective client.