Landlord and Tenant

Residential - Possession Claims For Landlords


We used Samir at Manak Solicitors for an issue we had with a tenant. We found him to be very quick in responding to emails, which we find important. His knowledge of our problem was first class and he gave us great advise. We had a couple of zoom calls with him and he was friendly, patient and worked in a professional manner. We would highly recommend Samir at Manak Solicitors.

a month ago
Tony Rogers

I recently instructed Samir at Manik Solicitors to deal with a rather worrying situation. From start to finish, he was nothing but professional, informative and precise. All of my worries were taken care of, and, over the Christmas period, whilst being out of the country! Complete peace of mind, reassurance and a great all round service provided. I cannot thank you enough! All the best!

3 weeks ago
James J

Amazing Service from Samir Moftar and Manak Solicitors. My son recently received a fare evasion letter from our friendly local rail company. We were exceptionally concerned given that my son could receive a criminal record. We contacted Manak Solicitors who have excellent experience negotiating with the major rail companies. Samir Moftar quickly engaged on our behalf and resolved the issue within a week. We were amazed how quickly Samir was able to turn this around. We could not be happier with the service we received and will recommend Samir Moftah and Manak Solicitors to friends and family.

3 months ago
Jiten Masrani

I contacted Samir @ Manak Solicitors with just under 2 weeks until my court date for fare evasion.. I saw his reviews online, they all spoke very highly of his expertise in this area. I had no idea the complexity of this but Samir took my case on board straight away and helped me to resolve a stressful situation within 1 week. Made the process very easy and straightforward, great service! Highly recommended!

4 months ago
Alex Papa

The Manak Conveyancing team in Orpington were fantastic, a breath of fresh air, due to their proactive approach and always communicating either in person on the phone or by email- we always felt someone was there and available to help. We set them a challenge to exchange in a short period of time and they delivered as they said they would. I would certainly recommend them.

3 months ago

This is a type of tenancy which allows a Landlord to let a property whilst retaining the right to repossess their property at the end of the term. An AST must be created after 28th February 1997. This will be a contract for a fixed period with exclusive occupation of a property.

This is a document which provides two months’ notice for a tenant to leave a property. This must be used by a landlord if they wish for their property to be vacated. This must be drafted correctly and there are several issues which must be dealt with correctly in order for a s21 to be valid such as serving the prescribed information and correctly protecting a deposit.

We will ensure you have complied with the law and that the notice is correctly served on your tenant.

This is a document which provides notice for a tenant to leave a property. There are mandatory and discretionary grounds which can be relied upon. A mandatory ground would be one in which if a court is satisfied that the notice is correct, must grant an order of possession. A discretionary ground is one which the Court can reject or agree to an order. A mandatory ground would be for example that your tenant is in two months of arrears of rent. A discretionary ground would be if they are often late in paying rent.

Often tenants do not move out even if a notice is served on them to do so. Therefore the only lawful way to remove them would be to obtain an order of possession by way of court proceedings. If you are relying on a S21 notice, this will be dealt with by the Court on the papers. If you rely upon a s8 notice, a court hearing will be listed to determine your application.

You would need to bring a separate claim for rent arrears if relying upon on a s21 notice. This would usually be a small claim.

If a landlord fails to protect a deposit within 30 days in an authorised scheme, a tenant can make a claim for 1-3 times the amount of deposit as compensation. This can also prevent you from using a s21 notice if you do not resolve matters in the correct way.

We would need you to provide to us-

  1. Copy of all tenancy agreements
  2. All documents served on tenants throughout the tenancy such as Gas safety certificate, how to rent guide, EPC certificate, deposit certificate.
  3. Evidence of how the documents were served (first class post, email, by hand)

You can either attend one of our offices or we can hold the meeting virtually through WhatsApp video, Zoom or Teams.

You would be advised by Samir Moftah, a Director within Manak Solicitors of many years’ experience. Samir has successfully obtained possession of properties for many landlords, many of which are repeat clients.

We are a multi accredited firm of Solicitors who work to the highest of standards. We have multiple reviews of satisfied clients. We work to a fixed fee provided that the matter is not contested which most are not. This gives you as a landlord certainty of cost. We will deal with matters efficiently.

You can use our instant Instruct form by clicking here or call us on 01689 870760 or email [email protected]. We will come back to you quickly.