Tenant Eviction

We know that the cost of instructing solicitors is a concern for many clients.  We aim to be transparent about our fees and to provide our services at reasonable and competitive market rates.  To that end we are able to offer fixed fees for certain types of work.


Possession Proceedings


Fixed fees for undefended possession proceedings

Section 21 Accelerated Possession Claim (no court hearing)

 

  Work covered Legal fees  excluding 
 VAT &  disbursements
Step 1Initial advice and drafting s.21 notice for service £190  
Step 2 (If the tenant does not vacate on expiry of section 21 notice)Drafting and issuing proceedings, all case management, liaison with you & Court, filing request for possession order  £395
Step 3 (If the tenant does not vacate on the day   possession is ordered)Issuing Request for Warrant of Possession (bailiff), liaising with you & Court £110
  TOTAL £695

                                                                                                                                     

            Standard procedure where Court attendance required

 

 Work coveredLegal fees excluding VAT & disbursements
Step 1Initial advice and drafting s.21 notice for service £190  
Step 2 (If tenant does not clear rent arrears) Drafting and issuing proceedings, and attendance at 1 court hearing. Includes all case management, liaising with you & Court, drafting & serving witness statement as required £695
Step 3 (If tenant does not vacate or breaches suspension terms)Issuing Request for Warrant of Possession (bailiff), liaising with you & Court £110
 TOTAL £995 

 

Disbursements

Current court fees (no VAT payable)

 

Court Fee – possession claim £355
Bailiff Fee - warrant £121
  
Process server fees optional

 

The above fixed fees are on the basis of straightforward, undefended claims.   If the matter is defended, this will be charged at an hourly rate.

If complications arise (which sometimes leads to the claim being defended) then correspondence, advice or negotiations outside the standard procedures will be charged at an hourly rate.  Examples include because a deposit was not registered with an approved scheme, there is disrepair, or the property is a house in multiple occupation.

We will seek your instructions before incurring costs which fall outside the fixed fee scheme.