FAQs

What notices do you serve on my tenant? (Step 1)
How long does it take to get the tenant into court? (Step2)
What do I do on the day of my court hearing?
What happens if my tenant doesn’t turn up at court?
What happens if my tenant does turn up at court?
What happens once I get a court order?
How long does it take to get a bailiff? (Step3)
What do I do on the day of my bailiff date?
What about all the money I am owed can I recover it?
How do fixed fees work?

What notices do you serve on my tenant? (Step 1)
We can serve many types of notices, the most common are:

1. Section 8 notice – this tells your tenant/s that they have 14 days to pay all rental arrears that are due or claim under grounds for nuisance, noise or breach of tenancy.

2. Section 21 notice – this is a notice that informs your tenant their current tenancy agreement will expire in two months and that you wish to gain access to the property from the date of expiry.

How long does it take to get the tenant into court? (Step2)
Usually a 6-10 week processing time is needed to get attain a court order. Occasionally some courts may take slightly longer.

What do I do on the day of my court hearing?
You should arrive on time, when you arrive at court you will meet your advocate and they will walk you through the steps.You must have with you:

• Your file of papers to the court with a stamped tenancy agreement
• An up to date schedule of exactly how much rent you are owed

What happens if my tenant doesn’t turn up at court?
You should be awarded with a court order in the absence of the defendant.

What happens if my tenant does turn up at court?
This may mean that your tenant is putting in some form of defence, and the case may be adjourned for about a month. If the case is defended, you will have to pay £500.00 on account to our solicitor who will deal with the defence and provide another barrister for a new hearing date.

What happens once I get a court order?
The tenant should leave by the date set by the court (normally 14 days) if they fail to vacate the property on this date, My Property Partner will progress to step 3 and instruct a bailiff to remove the tenant.How long does it take to get a bailiff? (Step3) Normally it will take 6-10 weeks to get the bailiff to the property; you can only use the court bailiff. Please be aware that some courts can take a little longer.

What do I do on the day of my bailiff date?
We advise you to get to the property at least 30 minutes before the time set by the bailiff, try and get a locksmith to meet you there to change the locks. If necessary you may also wish to be met by a police officer to prevent any disturbance.

What about all the money I am owed, can I recover it?
Potentially. Assuming that the tenant has the means to pay you the money you are owed, My Property Partner can offer a track & trace service to find the tenant, at which point you can begin court proceedings to reclaim your lost money.

How do fixed fees work?
Most cases are not defended by the tenant so our costs are fixed. Occasionally a tenant will defend the eviction, this then becomes a legal argument and requires an unknown amount of attention from a legal representative (every case is different) If this happens, our legal team will proceed on your instruction or if you prefer, the case can be moved to a solicitor of your choice.

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