The general process
consists of firstly, giving notice to the tenant (and any other person residing
there as well) to leave the property.
If the tenant fails
to leave the premises, the next step is filing a lawsuit to evict the tenant and
regain possession of the property (together with amounts owed for damages,
unpaid rent, and/or court costs and attorney's fees) and appearing in court. If the tenant still
remains in the premises, forcibly removing the tenant.
In the UK there are two main sections which are used in relation to tenant
eviction. A Section 8 Notice provides
a landlord with authority to serve a notice to a tenant who has breached their
tenancy agreement. There is also a section 21, which differs from a section 8
notice as it can only be acted on
after the fixed term of the tenancy has
elapsed, whereas a section 8 can be served and acted on during the fixed shorthold tenancy.
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