Possession proceedings are every landlord’s worst nightmare. Their property has been let and you have received the first few rent payments. Everything seems to be going fine until suddenly, without notice, the payments stop. The tenants stop returning your calls and won’t respond to your letters.
Despite background checks, references, and payment on account, the tenants have failed to honour the terms of the tenancy agreement. At the same time, the landlord is worrying about how they will make mortgage payments and recover the mounting rent arrears. However, the wheels of justice can turn slowly and, to make matters worse, if the correct procedure is not followed to the letter, the Court may adjourn the claim, causing further delay or worse, the claim might be struck out which would mean having to start the process all over again.
The key objective for a landlord is to recover back possession as quickly as possible and minimise the rental void.
Attwells are a law firm with a nationwide reach and regularly act for landlords based in and outside of the UK. We pride ourselves on being able to respond quickly to new instructions and developing scenarios. Where possible we offer a fixed fee for the possession procedure.