Recovering properties from tenants
Easy as A-B-C
Stage I – Investigation – £320
Initial Investigation of your situation
You email us your all the relevant documents as PDF attachments, including the tenancy agreement and deposit registration information.
LegalMentor then helps you make a strategic decision about how to proceed, email you our reasoning, and discuss your options by phone if necessary.
If legal proceedings are already underway, the type of tenancy is unclear, or the case is complex the investigation fee is £420.
When there are allegations of disrepair, or the case is very complex, the investigation costs £520.
Stage A – Serve Notices – £100 (£120 for two at the same time)
Drafting, checking and serving statutory notices on the tenant. This includes section 21 Notices, section 8 Notices and Notice to Quit.
Sometimes Notices may need to be served personally on the tenant (i.e. put into their hand) which you can do, or pay for a professional process server. We will let you know if this is necessary at the investigation stage.
Stage B – Issue eviction proceedings (PCOL) – £590 (+£355 court fee) = £945
LegalMentor drafts your claim, checks it, and gets it issued online at court for you.
We also draft and check your witness statement with you, which we then file at court and serve on your tenants. LegalMentor also arranges for a specialist court advocate, instructed by solicitors, or a direct access barrister, to attend the court hearing to represent you.
All of the above is included in the fee.
You can recover possession of your property, get a county court judgment for rent arrears, interest, daily use and occupation charges, set off the deposit against rent arrears, costs and (if appropriate) a transfer to the High Court for enforcement.
Stage B1 – Issue proceedings (Accelerated Possession) – £500 (+£355 court fee) = £855
LegalMentor helps you regain possession of your property using the accelerated procedure, which usually has no hearing.
Your possession claim is drafted, checked by lawyers and emailed to you to check, sign and scan back , or posted to you to check, sign and send on to the court using the letters and pre-paid envelopes which we provide.
You cannot recover any rent arrears or costs (except the £355 court fee), using this claim.
Stage C – County Court Bailiffs – £140 (+ £130 court fee) = £270
LegalMentor submits your application to the court, either by online or by post, to instruct county court bailiffs to regain possession.
Stage CH – High Court Bailiffs – Price on request
We provide a one stop service, completing all paperwork, drafting and serving the application to transfer to High Court, and sending one of our staff to attend whenever possible to help ensure a smooth changeover. Please email or call us for pricing.
How to pay
VAT is not applicable.
- Bank transfer
- Payment to: LegalMentorCoUK Limited, HSBC, 40-02-16, 42035529 using the first line of the property address as your reference. No additional charges
- Pay by Paypal