Tenant Evictions

Navigating the intricacies of landlord-tenant relationships requires a thorough understanding of housing laws. MSR Solicitors assists landlords in the eviction process, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and protecting their property rights. We provide guidance on eviction notices, court proceedings, and other aspects of tenancy law to achieve swift and lawful resolutions.

Types of Tenant Eviction Litigation We Handle:

1. Section 8 Evictions:

MSR Solicitors assists landlords with Section 8 eviction claims, which typically arise due to various breaches of the tenancy agreement by the tenant. This may include non-payment of rent, persistent late payments, anti-social behaviour, or damage to the property.

Relevant Case Law:

  • Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community Association Ltd v. Begum [2020] EWHC 1043 (QB): This case emphasised the importance of landlords adhering to proper procedures and evidentiary requirements when seeking possession under Section 8.

Relevant Legislation:

  • Housing Act 1988: We navigate the provisions of this act, particularly Section 8, to address grounds for possession and the procedures for serving notices in cases of breaches of the tenancy agreement.

2. Section 21 Evictions:

MSR Solicitors handles Section 21 eviction claims, commonly known as “no-fault” evictions. This procedure allows landlords to regain possession of their property at the end of a fixed-term tenancy or during a periodic tenancy without specifying a reason.

Relevant Case Law:

  • Spencer v. Taylor [2013] EWCA Civ 1600: This case clarified the requirements for serving a valid Section 21 notice and highlighted the importance of compliance with procedural rules.

Relevant Legislation:

  • Housing Act 1988: We utilise the provisions of this act, particularly Section 21, to navigate the legal framework for “no-fault” evictions.

3. Illegal Occupation and Trespass Claims:

MSR Solicitors assists landlords in cases of illegal occupation and trespass. Whether it’s unauthorised occupants or squatters, we work to expedite the legal process to reclaim possession of the property promptly.

Relevant Case Law:

  • Malik v. Hussain [2017] EWCA Civ 359: This case underscored the legal principles applicable to trespass and highlighted the importance of obtaining legal possession to avoid potential disputes.

Relevant Legislation:

  • Criminal Law Act 1977: We refer to this legislation to address cases of illegal occupation and trespass, providing a legal basis for eviction.

Why Choose MSR Solicitors for Tenant Eviction Claims:

1. Legal Expertise:

Our solicitors have in-depth knowledge of landlord and tenant law, ensuring that eviction claims are handled with precision and compliance with legal requirements.

2. Timely Resolution:

MSR Solicitors understands the importance of a swift resolution in eviction cases. We work efficiently to minimize delays and secure possession orders promptly.

3. Client Guidance:

We provide clear and comprehensive guidance to landlords throughout the eviction process, ensuring they are well-informed and confident in their legal actions.

If you are a landlord facing challenges with tenant eviction or seeking legal advice on property possession, contact MSR Solicitors today. Our dedicated team is ready to navigate the complexities of tenant eviction litigation, protecting your rights and interests throughout the legal process.

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