Yes, it is indeed possible for a landlord to evict a tenant themselves. However, landlords who choose to handle the eviction themselves are normally more experienced landlords who have been through the eviction process before and are familiar with how the court system works.
We speak to landlords who are struggling with problem tenants every day, and unfortunately, we have heard multiple stories of landlords attempting to handle the eviction process themselves but ending up in a nightmare situation when they discover that part of the process had been carried out incorrectly, resulting in the landlord needing to start from scratch all over again.
Evictions can take 2 to 3 months even if everything goes to plan, and even a minor mistake in the process can result in weeks or months of delay and more lost income for the landlord.
Due to the reasons outlined above, we strongly recommend that, especially for "accidental" landlords, you seek the help of a professional when trying to evict your tenants. Our Eviction Service gives landlords the helping hand and expert advice that they need during a stressful time. Our specialists will talk through the situation with you, assess the best course of action to quickly evict your tenants, draft and serve the correct eviction notice for you free of charge, and even handle possession claims and seek High Court Enforcement if necessary.
Call 020 3325 4198 to receive free advice and help with evicting your tenants.
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