How can I evict a tenant from a property I own in Brecon? He is not paying his rent and not allowing the Estate Agent to show people around the property.
Presuming your tenant is occupying the property under the terms of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for a fixed period of at least six months and not more than 12 months, then Possession Proceedings can be started against him if he is two months in arrears with his rent and is clearly in breach of other covenants such as refusing access to your Selling Agent to market the property provided of course your tenancy agreement covers this point.
The process can take some weeks but you must follow the procedure strictly in order to avoid falling foul of the Anti Eviction Laws.
A Notice of Intending to Issue Possession Proceedings is initially served on the tenant and an application then submitted to the Court. The procedure can effectively give the tenant a further six weeks before he has to vacate, which then leaves you with the ultimate problem of having to pursue the tenant for outstanding rent.
Consult a solicitor immediately to ensure the procedure is started without further delay.
* Emyr Pierce is Managing Director of Emyr Pierce Solicitors in Rhiwbina, Cardiff, Western Mail Conveyancer of the Year, specialising in Domestic and Commercial Property. Contact www.emyrpierce.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org