Evicting a tenant? Get your paperwork right

March 15, 2016

New figures produced by the Minstry of Justice show that there has been a significant shift in the number of landlords choosing to take the Section 21 accelerated possession route instead of using the Section 8 Notice – even where there are arrears outstanding.

In the last quarter  of 2015 nearly 28,500 orders for possession were successfully obtained.  Unfortunately however,  a staggering 20% of Section 21 accelerated possession claims fail due to the paperwork not being completed correctly.

The Section 21 process can be a minefield with even simple mistakes causing a claim for possession to fail:

  • Has the right form been completed with the correct information
  • Has the correct expiry date been entered?
  • Has the deposit been registered correctly and the necessary documentation provided before the service of the notice?


With the number of Section 21 possession cases being at an all time high, Northwood Legal Services have recognised the need to ensure that the paperwork which is submitted to the court is correct to enable a possession order to be obtained at the earliest opportunity.


Here at Northwood Legal Services we can check all of this information for you and provide service of the notice for just £50.00 plus VAT we also have great fixed prices on possession proceedings starting at from £395.00 plus VAT and disbursements.But find yourself an Easter egg in the picture below and quote the code to benefit from a £50.00 discount (possession proceedings only)

For more information and to take up this ‘cracking’ offer please call 01329 820420

Northwood Legal services is the trading name of  Ashley Taylors Legal Ltd, a Limited Company incorporated in England and Wales (registered number 8365937)  Ashley Taylors Legal Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, registered no. 598249. VAT registration No. 155944580.  Registered office: 11 Horsted Square, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1QG

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