When a tenant fails to pay their rent on time – or builds up arrears – landlords may wish to seek a property possession order.
Proceedings are slightly different depending on whether the property is residential or commercial.
In the case of a residential property there are relevant notices that need to be served on the tenant.
The law leans in favour of the tenant and even a minor technical mistake with procedure or paperwork can lead to the claim being struck out. When this happens the possession process has to begin again, which can delay the matter by months.
Possession proceedings for commercial properties can often be carried out without notice of the intent to repossess. However, it is essential that the correct procedure is followed.