Section 8 Notices

Since February 1997 the majority of tenancies will be Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs).

Since February 1997 the majority of tenancies will be Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs).

There are two main types of notice which may be used to gain possession of an AST let property and these are as follows:

• Section 8 Notice (a fault notice)


Get in touch or make a claim by phoning: 0121 368 2885 or by filling out the form below:

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Section 8 Notices

These are generally used where the tenant has breached the terms of the Tenancy Agreement
(see section on most common breaches here).

The notice informs the tenant that the landlord intends to bring proceedings for possession on the property and it specifies the grounds upon which these are being sought, as well as the date when proceedings will begin.

When the notice period expires court proceedings may be issued to gain possession. The notice is normally valid for a period of 12 months after the date of being served and a new notice will be required after this time before proceedings can be issued.

There is a recognised format for a Section 8 notice, and it is imperative that this is followed closely to avoid the issue of a non-valid notice.

At BRM Legal our expert lawyers can help you with the drafting and service of a Section 8 Notice.

Details of the process and also the costs for acting for you in respect of a claim for possession of residential property on the basis of rent arrears (S8 Proceedings)

Get in touch or make a claim by phoning: 0845 838 7089



To Prepare and Serve Schedule of Rent Arrears



To Prepare and Serve a Section 8 Notice



To Prepare Claim Form and Particulars of Claim

The cost to prepare the Claim form with particulars of the Claim to issue at Court would be as follows:

Our Fee for Claim form:

Court fee:
(s21 – Notice Proceedings)



To Prepare Statement in Support of Possession and to attend Court for First Hearing only

(additional charges apply if the matter goes beyond this)

£445.00 for first hearing only

If the tenants do not leave after this then we will have to prepare some further paperwork and go to Court for a hearing.

The additional cost for this preparation and attendance at Court is set out above at £420.00.

PLEASE NOTE: Further hearings may apply if the Court directs a further hearing. In the majority of cases this does not happen, but due to lack of Court time and other factors the matter may not be heard and completed at the first hearing. We will advise of the further costs if this applies.


Applying for a Warrant for Possession

Instructing Baliff Attendance at the Address

Bailff fee payable to Court:

Our fee for application:


PLEASE NOTE: That the above quotation only relates to the work that has been specified and is set out in stages which represent the typical work required to obtain an order for possession and rent arrears in respect of residential property. It may be the case that further work is required in which case the costs of the proceedings and the action will vary, including the addition of Court fee’s and other disbursements.

If the above quotation is acceptable please confirm your instructions by return mail together with a payment for the fees to be incurred.

Please note: These prices are just an estimate, get in touch with us to discuss your requirements in further detail.

Why should I choose BRM Legal?

At BRM we make sure that we consider everything you may be going through. Our compassionate team will offer you valuable, personalised support as well as fighting hard for the compensation you deserve.

Reasons for Tenant Eviction

Our team have a huge amount of experience in the field of Tenant Eviction and – whilst no two situations are ever the same – we have most probably already been involved in a case similar to your own.

We know that Tenant Eviction is not something which anyone enters into lightly and our professionalism ensures that we fight your case armed with knowledge and facts. 

Focussed On Your Needs

What should I do now?

Contact us today. Our friendly, approachable team will listen to your story and will talk you through your options in an entirely free consultation.

You can then choose to proceed however you wish, there’s no cost to you and no pressure from us.

If you need our services or simply need help & advice, call us now on:
0121 368 2885

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