Have you suffered from expensive and inefficient eviction 'experts'?    Yes?    You need:

The Landlord Law DIY Eviction Guide

(NB This service is only suitable for properties in England and Wales UK)

Save money and get it done quicker

Just two of the advantages of doing it yourself - correctly!


Read below to find out more


NB Note that the Advocates fee is now £180.

Know the 4 stages of eviction

Traditionally people say there are three stages to an eviction claim, but we say there are FOUR!

They are:

The eviction pack worked exceptionally well, and saved me a fortune in solicitors fees. It was the best money I have ever spent!

Stuart Hebditch Landlord

Stage 1: Analysis

You need to work out which type of procedure to use

This is critical - get it wrong and you could lose your case. You need to serve the right notice and use the right procedure

These are the procedures available to you with the DIY Eviction Guide:

  • Accelerated procedure

    This can only be used for gaining possession of assured shorthold tenancies under section 21. However we recommend this procedure if it is available to you, as (if your paperwork is correct) there is less that can go wrong

  • Rent Arrears Claims

    The notice period is shorter and you can issue during the fixed term.  However you will have to attend court and tenants sometimes put in fictitous defences.  This is why we recommend using an advocate (see below)

  • Section 21 claims using the standard procedure

    This can be useful if you do not have a written tenancy agreement or if you want to get a CCJ for rent arrears at the same time as your possession order

  • Tenants with common law tenancies

    Not all tenants have ASTs! A few will have unregulated tenancies for example company lets. We provide guidance on two procedures you can use, based on notices to quit and forfeiture for non payment of rent.

If you are not sure which to use, our 'Which Possession Proceedings guide' can help which has one to one support >> here.

Stage 2: Possession notices

It is ESSENTIAL that your notice is correct. Many claims have been lost due to incorrect notices. With our service you get:

  • Standard forms of notice

    Complete on screen using our ‘document generator’ system so you can re-use them later. Notices are updated as necessary to take account of changes in the law

  • Covering letters

    Use our pre drafted covering letters – they will protect your position, e.g. if you have served notices before or are serving two notices at the same time

  • Guidance on service

    There is no point in serving a notice if you can’t prove this later – tenants often claim they haven’t received the notice. Guard against this using our advice

If you are worried about your notice being incorrect - this is something we can look at together in a (pay extra) telephone advice call.

Telephone advice calls are £90 for members or £105 for non members.  Advice is provided either by Tessa Shepperson or a solicitor from Anthony Gold Solicitors who are associated with Landlord Law.

Stage 3: Obtaining a Court Order for possession

Bringing your claim for possession

Its important that your paperwork is correct but with our straightforward guidance, this is not a problem..

If you are worried about anything you can ask a question in the members forum or in the discussion areas at the bottom of the kit pages.

An advocacy service for the court hearing

What do you do if your tenant turns up and starts lying to the Judge? Could you cope?

This is why, if you have a court hearing, we recommend you use our professional advocacy service.

The is the same company used by solicitors and insurance companies up and down the country.

Their advocates are very experienced and can help save the day if things go wrong.

The cost is £180 (incl VAT) and you can instruct them using our special online form.

Stage 4: Using the Court Bailiffs to evict

The end of the road!

This is the last stage of the procedure. However, you can STILL be guilty of unlawful eviction if you do not use the bailiffs (or High Court Sheriffs)!

This is not always necessary as sometimes tenants move out of their own accord.

However, if your tenants need to be re-housed, you will normally need to have a bailiffs date before the local authority will do anything.

Our instructions cover the procedure and also tell you what you need to do if the tenants apply for more time.

Other reasons why you'll be glad you signed up for Landlord Law & the DIY Guide today:

You can:

  • Make sure it gets done right

    No-one has your interests more at heart than you do!

  • Become a better landlord

    Understand the law so ‘devious tenants’ can’t trip you up

  • Send a message

    Your good tenants will be glad to see action taken against defaulters

Landlord Law is written and run by specialist landlord & tenant lawyer Tessa Shepperson - so you can trust it to be right

Tessa is an absolute STAR!!

Rex Oratokhai, Landlord

Here’s What Else You Get When You Join:

  • All the rest of the Landlord Law content

    For example our tenancy agreements service, all the FAQ and articles, and the special guides

  • Access to the forum

    Discuss issues and ask questions in the Members discussion forum

  • Pay extra services

    Both with Tessa and (telephone advice only) with our associated solicitors Anthony Gold

  • Peace of mind

    Knowing that professional help is just a mouse click away

Some 'frequently asked questions'

  • q-iconTessa, can you tell me a bit more about your credentials?

    I qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and ran my own specialist landlord & tenant law firm, TJ Shepperson, for nearly 20 years. I have done a lot of evictions! I closed my law firm in 2013 to concentrate on Landlord Law and my separate training business.

  • q-iconIf I need to cancel, what do I do?

    You can cancel you Landlord Law membership and get a full refund provided you let us know within 14 days of first joining. Refunds after that are at our discretion. You can also get a full refund if you notify us within 7 days of your recurring payment

  • q-iconCan I use the DIY kit for properties in Scotland and Northern Ireland?

    No, those areas have different legal systems. Neither do we cater for landlords elsewhere, e.g. in American or Australia (apart from ex pat landlords) . This site is only relevant for property in England & Wales UK.

  • q-iconDoes the guidance cover all types of eviction?

    It covers most standard evictions for ‘short let’ residential tenancies. However it cannot be used for complex and defended claims or for non residential properties such as offices or shops.

  • q-iconCan I email you to ask you if the Eviction service will be appropriate for my case?

    I am afraid this could only be done as part of a paid advice (as advising on any legal situation takes time and cannot be done lightly).  However if you find the Landlord Law is unsuitable, you can always cancel under our guarantee.

See what other happy users had to say about the Landlord Law DIY Eviction Guide:

Just to let you know we used your kit for the accelerated possession and it all worked out fine – and we now have our property back…….THANK YOU

Sally Keaveney Landlord

If you do not have thousands of pounds to spend on legal fees, Tessa and her kits and her site, are like that expert legal-eagle of a friend we all wish we had. Objective, reliable, friendly, and always professional, I highly recommend Tessa Shepperson and landlordlaw.co.uk!

Anthony Hill Landlord

I recently represented us at court using your Kit to prepare everything. We achieved everything we wanted.

Your kit was marvellous, so user friendly. I have no legal training whatsoever. So thank you so much.

Ronni O'Gara Landlord

The judge awarded the property back to us within a couple of minutes at the hearing. I'd like to say how happy we were with the results and your advice - the kit is really good value for money

Gary Webster Landlord

Don't waste any more time - get started today!

Our online joining system is quick and safe - you could be reading and using the eviction guide within minutes!

Here's what you do now:

  • Select one of the options below
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