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Can I evict my tenant for non-payment of rent?

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Yes, you can indeed evict your tenants for non-payment of rent as this represents a breach of the terms laid out in the tenancy agreement.

If 21 days have passed since your tenant failed to make a payment and they still have not made any payment towards the overdue rent, you should send a letter to the tenant advising them that you will reclaim your property if rent payment is not received. If they also miss the next month's payment, they will be 2 months in arrears.

One your tenant is officially 2 month's in arrears, the Housing Act 1988 gives you the right to take legal action to evict the tenant and reclaim possession of your property. In this situation you would typically serve a Section 8 Notice as this type of eviction notice is used when the tenant has breached one or more of the terms laid out in the tenancy agreement (such as non-payment of rent).

Non-payment of rent is one of the most common causes for landlords to seek eviction and our specialists have a wealth of experience in dealing with cases like this. We can help you quickly and efficiently regain possession of your property if your tenant has stopped paying rent. Simply give us a call on 0800 368 7554 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

 

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