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Premium Landlord Membership

When you become a Premium Landlord you get access to a range of essential landlord services worth over £200! Sign up today and enjoy 12 month's membership for just £120. Helping you to save money and keep you rental business running smoothly. 

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Help with Problem Tenants

As a Premium Landlord, you get access to FREE legal advice from specialist lawyers who can advise you on the best way to deal with problem tenants.

Our lawyers will even draft and serve the relevant Eviction Notice to make sure you regain possession of your property as quickly as possible.

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Eviction Specialists

Our expert lawyers will talk through your current situation and provide clear advice on how best to regain possession of your property.

Whether you need a Section 21 or Section 8 Notice, our specialist law firm will guide you through the process from start to finish

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Comprehensive Tenant Reference Checks

Get 2 Full Tenant Reference checks to use at any point during your 12 month membership.

Properly referencing tenants is the best way to avoid rogue applicants and ensure that your tenancy runs smoothly from start to finish.

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We're Always Here to Help

Our Landlord Support team will be on hand to provide advice and guidance throughout the process. Whether you need help finding the best insurance product, advice on property management issues or anything else regarding your property - our advisors are on hand and ready to help.

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FREE Featured Listing

We know that you need to find new tenants fast.

That's why all our Premium Landlords get Free Featured Advertising to highlight your property at the top of search results with a bigger, brighter and more eye-catching deisgn.

Ensuring that you find the best quality tenants as quickly as possible.

Why Choose TheHouseShop?

  • Trusted by thousands of landlords
  • Recognised supplier to the National Landlord Association
  • Members of Property Redress Scheme
  • Founders of RentScore, rent collection in partnership with Experian
  • Specialists in Landlord Law & Evictions
  • The UK's leading landlord marketplace

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Put simply, yes! We work with an experienced, specialist law firm who can work with you to assess your current situation and advise on the best course of action to quickly evict problem tenants and regain possession of your property.

Our lawyers will determine which type of eviction notice will be required, draft the notice for you and then serve the notice to your tenants to ensure that the process is carried out correctly. We can also provide further help in the eviction process by managing possession claims and High Court enforcement if necessary, but there will be an additional fee for this work.
The easiest way to explain the difference between a Section 8 and Section 21 is that a Section 8 is used to evict your tenant when a tenant is in breach of their contract (e.g. by sub-letting the property without the landlord's consent, or generally failing to meet the terms laid out in the tenancy agreement). A Section 21 on the other hand, is served to end a tenancy agreement simply so that the landlord can regain possession. The tenant does not have to be in breach of their rental contract for a landlord to serve a Section 21 notice.

It is often easier to serve a Section 21 notice because the process for a Section 8 can be costly for the landlord and any grounds you give for the eviction can be contested by the tenant.

Regarding a Section 21 Notice, since 1st October 2015 there are a number of new requirements that must be met to successfully serve a Section 21 Notice.

You must provide your tenants with the following documents at the start of the tenancy:
  • An AST agreement
  • A valid Gas Safety Certificate (CP12)
  • A copy of the Energy Performance Certificate
  • A copy of the Government's "How To Rent" Guide

If you have not provided your tenants with all of the above documents, you may not be able to serve a Section 21 Notice to your tenants.
It will generally take between 6 to 8 weeks for a judge to grant a possession order under Section 8 or Section 21. However, it is not uncommon for tenants to ignore the possession order granted by the courts, in which case you will have to take the process further to seek eviction by County Court Bailiffs. In some circumstances we may even need to seek High Court Enforcement to forcefully evict your tenants.

If the eviction process is followed correctly (which our specialists will ensure), you should expect to regain possession of your property in no more than 2-3 months. However, there are some exceptional cases where the process could take slightly longer.
Yes, you can still evict your tenant in the absence of a written tenancy agreement.

We will assess the arrangements between the parties to determine the type of tenancy and ensure that we serve the correct notice. It is highly likely that you will have the default tenancy agreement which is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement or AST Agreement.
Yes, it is indeed possible for a landlord to evict a tenant themselves. However, landlords who choose to handle the eviction themselves are normally more experienced landlords who have been through the eviction process before and are familiar with how the court system works.

We speak to landlords who are struggling with problem tenants every day, and unfortunately we have heard multiple stories of landlords attempting to handle the eviction process themselves but ending up in a nightmare situation when they discover that part of the process had been carried out incorrectly, resulting in the landlord needing to start from scratch all over again.

Evictions can take 2 to 3 months even if everything goes to plan, and even a minor mistake in the process can result in weeks or months of delay and more lost income for the landlord.

Due to the reasons outlined above, we strongly recommend that, especially for "accidental" landlords, you seek the help of a professional when trying to evict your tenants. Our specialist lawyers can give you the helping hand and expert advice that you need during a stressful time. Our specialists will talk through the situation with you, assess the best course of action to quickly evict your tenants.
Our lawyers will talk through your situation with you and determine the best course of action to regain possession of your property. They will draft and serve the correct eviction notice for you as part of your membership fee. We can indeed offer help with possession claims and High Court enforcement if required, but there would be an additional fee for these services. One of our advisors will lay out your options for you and provide guidance throughout the process to ensure that we get your rental property back under control as soon as possible.
When you need to find new tenants, we can advertise your property to tens of thousands of quality renters through TheHouseShop.com and our network of powerful property sites. Our standard property adverts are free, but we also offer paid-for Featured Listing options to boost your marketing exposure and help you find the best tenants as quickly as possible.

With your Premium Landlord membership, you get a free Featured Listing that will highlight your property at the top of the search results on our website and give your listing a bolder, brighter and more eye-catching design.

Featured Listings generate up to 5 times more views and enquiries when compared to a standard listing, and we will feature your property until let!
As a Premium Landlord you receive 2 x full tenant reference checks to use when you need to screen potential new tenants for your property.

To redeem your free reference checks, simply get in touch with our Landlord Support team on 0800 368 7554 as soon as you have found potential tenants for your property. One of our advisors will then collect some basic information about the applicants and start the referencing process.

It typically takes 2 working days to complete the reference once we have received all the relevant information. You will receive a report detailing the results of the reference checks as soon as they are complete.

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