It doesn't matter if you’re an accidental landlord - or a housing association with a property portfolio of over a 1000 properties - at In Home Property Services, we understand the importance of recovering your rent and regaining possession of your property. Evicting tenants is never a pleasant experience, no matter what your situation as a landlord happens to be. It can be a worrying and stressful time for you. Here at In Home Property Services Ltd we aim to make the process as simple as possible for you, we'll take care of evicting tenants so that you can get on with maintaining the rest of your property portfolio. For this reason, we offer a fixed fee service to suit every landlord. Our tenant eviction service is cost effective, while at the same time our exceptional level of service is second to none. We provide tenant evictions for clients throughout the M25 and surrounding boroughs.


In Home Property Services Ltd will send a final demand letter to your tenant requesting that they make payment to you for the outstanding rent within seven days. They will be warned of the additional costs incurred to the debt including court costs and a money order for the arrears. This process is very effective in order to prompt immediate action. Failure to respond will result in an application made for a possession order.


A “Section 8 Notice” is used to terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement during the fixed period when a tenant has breached the agreement (e.g. fallen into rent arrears). A landlord cannot legally evict their tenant without obtaining a possession order from a county court. Before applying to the court for this order, In Home Property Services Ltd must serve a “Section 8 Notice To Quit” form on the tenant. The notice states that the landlord intends to seek possession of the property and states the ground(s) on which possession is sought. The most common type of breach during the term of the tenancy is for non-payment of rent. In order for the Section 8 to be valid, the landlord must specify on which grounds, set out in Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988, the tenant has breached. The grounds fall into two categories: - Grounds 1-8 (Mandatory) – the court must make the possession Order - Grounds 9-17 (Discretionary) - the court will make the Order only if it is reasonable to do so.  

How We Serve a Section 8 Notice:

To start proceedings, we must first inform the tenant, using the Section 8 Notice that you wish to seek possession. The Notice of Seeking Possession is issued under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 and must be served in the prescribed form – ‘Section 8′ with an up to date rent schedule. Any errors made when issuing the Section 8 Notice (which is extremely common when landlords and letting agents serve it themselves) is likely to delay the landlord gaining possession. That’s why it makes sense to seek legal advice from us before issuing a Section 8 Notice to evict a tenant.

Service Of The Notice:

All our Notices are hand delivered normally within 48 hours. We also keep a record of the delivery report as evidence should the matter go to court.