Legal Services for Landlords
Simple steps: from free advice to fixed-fee services that get your property, and the rent you’re owed, safely back in your hands.
Our in-house team specialise in getting things sorted. If you’ve got problem tenants or rent arrears, start off with our case review. After that, if you need our help, our step-by-step approach and simple, fixed-fee services will keep you on the right side of the law and get back what’s rightfully yours.
With years of experience in evictions, rent and debt recovery, we can sort your problems quickly and easily without you having to worry about escalating costs.
Affordable and effective
You can’t afford to let problems get out of hand. With our help they won’t. We provide:
- Free advice
- Dedicated case manager
- Low-cost services & fixed fees
- Fast-track services
- Debt recovery
- Tenant traces
Tenant Eviction Service Details
Eviction Step 1 (Legal Notice) – £99.00*
For tenant eviction a landlord would generally serve one of two notices under the Housing Act 1988. A Section 8 Notice is a 14-day notice seeking possession due to rent arrears, nuisance or breach of tenancy. A Section 21 Notice is a two month notice to terminate a tenancy agreement and seek possession. LegalforLandlords often serve both simultaneously.
Eviction Step 2 (Court Proceedings) – £499.00 + vat + Court Fee which is accelerated*
LegalforLandlords own specialist in-house eviction team are the leading experts when it comes to evictions and landlord / tenant law. Our expert knowledge and experience covers a very broad scope of eviction scenarios, and more importantly we are successful in every case. Our unrivalled knowledge, expertise and the efficiency of our in-house systems means we can offer our first class services at significantly reduced cost – and also dramatically reduce typical eviction time scales.
Eviction Step 3 Application – £339.00 + VAT
This is an instant service that will save you the processing time as we can load this directly on the courts system within 24 hours of receiving your instruction. Thus Saving postal times. The average time for a bailiff is anything between 6-8 weeks, although some courts are quicker.
Step 3 Inclusive – £659.00 + VAT
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Step 3 Ultimate – £799.00 + VAT
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Step 3 High Court Enforcement – £919.00 + VAT
The High court enforcement officers will evict the tenant under a writ of possession. The officers can evict the tenant usually within 5-7 working days.
Step 3 High Court Enforcement Inclusive – £1199.00 + VAT
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Step 3 High Court Enforcement Ultimate – £1499.00 + VAT
LegalforLandlords will change locks & security, reboard any windows and doors, contact the client at possession to seek authorisation to remove any hazardous waste and flammable materials. We will also take meter readings of the below and provide them on the possession report and a set of “Before” photographs will be taken immediately on possession, room by room. We will then provide a report to the client within five working days of possession.
Debt/Rent Recovery Services
Rent Recovery Pre Court Letter – £25.00*
Show your tenants you are serious about collecting the unpaid rent.
- Our pre court action letter will show your tenants how serious you are about collecting the rent. It can also be used as a warning against damage to property, complaints from neighbours, late payments and any other serious concerns you have.
In a large number of cases this is the only action required to recover the rent.
- Some tenants build up arrears due to persistently paying the rent later each time, with various unlikely excuse as to why it is paid late. These tenants can be deeply frustrating for any landlord. Often our official pre court action warning letter is the shock they need to pay the outstanding rent.
Specialists in recovering unpaid rent and dealing with tenants
- The vast experience of our in-house debt recovery team and our licensed and certified bailiffs is key to ensuring a fast and positive outcome to your debt situation.
Expert advice on the most cost effective rent recovery process for you
- Our rent recovery experts will review your situation and advise you on what is likely to be the most cost effective route to recover the unpaid rent and the likelihood of a successful repayment and rough scales for the process.
Other Tracing and Debt Recovery Services
* All prices are excluding VAT & court fees where applicable.
Rapid evictions, rapid results
Every day that you’ve got rent arrears you’re losing out. The quicker you act, the quicker we can solve the problem. On average we save landlords three weeks in lost rent. We don’t get heavy handed, but we do get results with guaranteed, correctly-served legal notices and paperwork. It’s in jobs like this that our experience shows.
Finding your money
We’re not just experts at getting your bricks and mortar back, we’re also able to trace tenants who’ve gone missing and recover the rent you’re owed. All our services are fixed fee and for tenant traces, if we fail to find them, there’s nothing to pay.
The upside of eviction
Nobody wants to be in the situation where a tenant needs to be evicted, but should you get to that place, don’t despair. We’re experts at getting your property back under your control. Our fixed-fee service means you know all the costs up front and the quicker the issue is addressed, the sooner it’s all sorted.
What’s more, with every eviction case we take on, we offer landlords rent protection insurance – and you don’t have to pay a penny for it. That’s absolutely FREE cover. We won’t claim that it makes having to evict your tenants a great experience, but it’s a positive step that should help to put a smile back on your face.
You won’t get burned again
If the worst has happened, and you’ve had to evict tenants, you’ll be wary. But we’ve got some reassurance for you. Rent protection is included with our eviction service. For six months you’ll have the comfort of knowing that your rental income is safe.
Need more security?
Our legal product packages vary. Choose the one that suits the level of risk you’re most comfortable with. For ultimate security, our premier package includes two full, free-of-charge tenant references and a full year of rent protection insurance.
Nobody likes having to deal with an eviction or the loss of income that comes with it, but now you really can put the experience behind you and move on.