Tenant Evictions in Bristol

Are you a landlord who needs help with tenant evictions? Our expert team in Bristol can help taking possession of your property as quickly as possible.

In most cases, the relationship with your tenant is a good one and there’s no cause to get anyone else involved.  But sadly things can go wrong and this can end up with the situation where you need help with evicting your tenant. If you require tenant eviction services for your property in Bristol, Able Investigations is here to help.

Contact Us For Evicting Your Tenant

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Areas we cover in Bristol

You can contact our team for Tenant Eviction Services in Bristol if your property is in:

  • Hartcliffe
  • Withywoode
  • Knowle West
  • Southmead, Lockleaze
  • Lawrence Weston
  • Hanbury
  • Bristol Central
  • Clifton Down, Cotham
  • Clifton
  • Hotwells
  • Harbourside or anywhere else in Bristol and the South West.

Expert Tenant Evictions from Able Investigations

Able Investigations is the leading authority on specialist Enforcement and Investigations. We are based in Bristol but we operate across the UK.  Established in 1993, we work with local authorities, commercial and private landlords, land agents and many other clients, large and small, for a range of eviction cases including tenant evictions in Bristol.

As well as working on evictions, we also have a team of Public Order Enforcement personnel and a Security Division, to ensure that your assignment is completed safely, and legally.  This means that we know the right and correct methods along with the systems to carry out a safe and legal tenant eviction.

Tenant Evictions in 4 Easy Steps

An important step when dealing with tenant evictions is to ensure that everything is done legally and in line with current regulations. At Able Investigations, we comply with the legislation in every step of the eviction process will so that you, as the landlord, have complied with all requirements.

We work under Writ of Possession, ensuring that that all aspects of the eviction are handled by the correct professional. To complete a tenant eviction, we take the following steps:

Step 1 – Serving Section 21 or Section 8 Notices

There are two routes to follow when evicting a tenant – either under Section 21 or Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988.

Section 21 notice of possession is served to give the tenant ‘notice of possession’ where you want to take back possession of the house at the end of a fixed-term tenancy.

Section 8 eviction notice is where you have grounds for eviction.  It allows termination of the tenancy during a fixed term due to breach of the tenancy agreement, but the tenant can dispute it and you will need to provide the reason for eviction.

Able Investigations can help with both routes but as a landlord, it is important to understand which you should follow. If you are unsure which route is best for your situation, we can help you make an assessment.  We can then serve the relevant paperwork to the tenant based on the choice that you make.

Step 2 – Issuing Possession Proceedings at Court

In most cases, tenants will move on but there are situations where they refuse or ignore the paper-work and this means going to court.

If you need to go to Court, our team of experts can assist you to obtain a Possession Order. This requires the submission of specific paperwork and also paperwork serving to the tenant.

Step 3 – Obtaining a Possession Order

Once the case goes to court, a Possession Order is then issued which will give the tenant a date to leave the property.  This is usually 14-28 days after the court hearing.  You will need a Writ of Possession if they do not leave the property by the date given.

Step 4 – Applying for a Warrant for Possession and Eviction

The final step if the tenant doesn’t leave the property is the Writ of Possession.  We can assist in completing the relevant paperwork for this.  This will enable us to transfer the Writ from the county court to the High Court which will allow a High Court Offices to handle the eviction.

We can then act as Enforcement Officers to remove the tenant from the property.
tenant eviction notice on a table

Covid-19 Update

Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are certain rules and regulations in place that impact the ability of a landlord to evict a tenant.  This is emergency legislation and currently, we are unsure when it will end.

Currently, bailiffs cannot evict your tenants if your property is in England or Wales unless there’s a serious reason. Able Investigations can only enter a property for eviction if:

  1. Someone is living there illegally.
  2. Your tenant has been involved in antisocial behaviour.
  3. Your property is in England and your tenant gave you a false statement.
  4. Your property is in England and your tenant owes 6 or more months’ rent.

This means that landlords cannot issue new possessions proceedings through applications to the court until these rules are changed.  If you are unsure if they currently apply to you, please give us a call to discuss further.

Don’t take any chances, ensure that your eviction is done legally, ethically, and with discretion

Able Investigations & Enforcements have the expertise and the knowledge to ensure the eviction is carried out completely within the law, with teams, that will ensure your reputation and credibility is protected every step of the way.

To ensure that you ensure that the correct procedures are followed. Then there really is only one company to call, Able Investigations & Enforcement, the experts specialist evictions.

Contact us today to discuss your tenancy issues or to find out more about our services.

Able Investigations team assisting with tenant evictions in Bristol