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Can anyone please advice what is the correct process of giving notice to tenant to vacate property when the fixed term contract ends??? the contract still has just over 3 months to run but i want t… Read More
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Can anyone please advice what is the correct process of giving notice to tenant to vacate property when the fixed term contract ends???

the contract still has just over 3 months to run but i want to give the tenant a notice now so they know i will not be renewing the lease and want the property back upon the lease ending.

can i do this via agent or do i have to this myself???

can someone please guide me through.
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Hi
Do you have a written contract in place? It usually states how much notice is required.
banned#2
Not being funny but you shouldnt have even let the property unless you know the answer.

Ask the letting agent to do it as you are out of your depth.

Landlordzone is the site you should ask for a start

& the form is probably section 21 but the wording needs to be spot on
#3
You can give the Tennants notice from now in writing if the property is not managed but if it is managed by the agents then let the agents do the paperwork
#4
Look at section 21 notice info on the net. Very strict rules on when and how they can be issued.
#5
I'm not sure how much you're aware of, but I've recently been through this myself.

Assuming that the tenants are OK, you'd have a section 21 issued as per your contract - meaning if it's managed, your agent will do it on your behalf. If not, you'll do it, and the notice period you need to give will also be in the contract.

If the tenants choose not to leave, that's a whole different ball game, and can take months to go through the court processes to have them removed from the property. It's not particularly difficult, and if you follow everything to the letter, the courts almost always rule in favour of the landlords - it just takes time.

Good luck!:)
#6
If you are paying the agents surely they should deal with it. They get paid by you and the tenants for doing next to f all most of the time.
#7
A lot of information was given to jo_bob about a month ago. I don't know if you can search for posts otherwise I also recommend landlordzone.
#8
Look at landlords.co.uk/forums/residential letting. It is a better forum to find the advice you need than this one (no offence intended). I am a member of NLA but the Landlord Zone forum is much more active. Before you go about finding out how to issue a Section 21 notice there are a few other things you need to be confident about.

Did you take a deposit?
Is it protected?
Was it protected within 30 days of the tenancy starting?
Did you give your tenants the prescribed information (PI)?
Did you give them Right to Rent booklet?
Have you a copy of their passport or evidence of their right to rent?
Did you give them a copy of the current Gas Safety Certificate?
Did you give them an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

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I think that's all. If you cannot say yes to all of the above your Section 21 will be invalid.
#9
r4rcm
Look at landlords.co.uk/forums/residential letting. It is a better forum to find the advice you need than this one (no offence intended). I am a member of NLA but the Landlord Zone forum is much more active. Before you go about finding out how to issue a Section 21 notice there are a few other things you need to be confident about.

Did you take a deposit?
Is it protected?
Was it protected within 30 days of the tenancy starting?
Did you give your tenants the prescribed information (PI)?
Did you give them Right to Rent booklet?
Have you a copy of their passport or evidence of their right to rent?
Did you give them a copy of the current Gas Safety Certificate?
Did you give them an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

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I think that's all. If you cannot say yes to all of the above your Section 21 will be invalid.


i can answer yes to all above. i rented the property out via agent and they sorted everything out for me. But i collect the rent myself not the agent. can i still ask the agent to go through the process of asking tenent to vacate?
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bargainmadness60
r4rcm
Look at landlords.co.uk/forums/residential letting. It is a better forum to find the advice you need than this one (no offence intended). I am a member of NLA but the Landlord Zone forum is much more active. Before you go about finding out how to issue a Section 21 notice there are a few other things you need to be confident about.
Did you take a deposit?
Is it protected?
Was it protected within 30 days of the tenancy starting?
Did you give your tenants the prescribed information (PI)?
Did you give them Right to Rent booklet?
Have you a copy of their passport or evidence of their right to rent?
Did you give them a copy of the current Gas Safety Certificate?
Did you give them an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
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I think that's all. If you cannot say yes to all of the above your Section 21 will be invalid.
i can answer yes to all above. i rented the property out via agent and they sorted everything out for me. But i collect the rent myself not the agent. can i still ask the agent to go through the process of asking tenent to vacate?
Sounds like you paid the agents for 'Tenant find only'. Ask the agents if they will do this for you, and how much they will charge. Alternately as above, Section 21 done by yourself
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bargainmadness60
r4rcm
Look at landlords.co.uk/forums/residential letting. It is a better forum to find the advice you need than this one (no offence intended). I am a member of NLA but the Landlord Zone forum is much more active. Before you go about finding out how to issue a Section 21 notice there are a few other things you need to be confident about.

Did you take a deposit?
Is it protected?
Was it protected within 30 days of the tenancy starting?
Did you give your tenants the prescribed information (PI)?
Did you give them Right to Rent booklet?
Have you a copy of their passport or evidence of their right to rent?
Did you give them a copy of the current Gas Safety Certificate?
Did you give them an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

(Pasted my reply)

I think that's all. If you cannot say yes to all of the above your Section 21 will be invalid.


i can answer yes to all above. i rented the property out via agent and they sorted everything out for me. But i collect the rent myself not the agent. can i still ask the agent to go through the process of asking tenent to vacate?


As you have no experience I think it would be better to ask the agent to issue the Section 21 for you. I can't see them saying no as they found the tenant for you. Agree a price first.

As has already been mentioned please be aware that just because you issue a Section 21, giving the date you would like your property back, the tenants may not move out. it could take you overc6 months to get a possession order.

If you need to go to court to get possession the smallest mistake will get the application thrown out and you will have to start all over again.
#12
bargainmadness60
r4rcm
Look at landlords.co.uk/forums/residential letting. It is a better forum to find the advice you need than this one (no offence intended). I am a member of NLA but the Landlord Zone forum is much more active. Before you go about finding out how to issue a Section 21 notice there are a few other things you need to be confident about.
Did you take a deposit?
Is it protected?
Was it protected within 30 days of the tenancy starting?
Did you give your tenants the prescribed information (PI)?
Did you give them Right to Rent booklet?
Have you a copy of their passport or evidence of their right to rent?
Did you give them a copy of the current Gas Safety Certificate?
Did you give them an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
(Pasted my reply)
I think that's all. If you cannot say yes to all of the above your Section 21 will be invalid.
i can answer yes to all above. i rented the property out via agent and they sorted everything out for me. But i collect the rent myself not the agent. can i still ask the agent to go through the process of asking tenent to vacate?

I would look into issuing the notice yourself as it is not difficult, just need to be particular. The agent will charge you to do so and i am not sure they are the best at doing this as it falls into law so a solicitor would be better placed if you had to pay someone to do it.

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