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There sometimes comes a stage in a landlord / tenant relationship, where the landlord requires the property back. A landlord will usually want to repossess a property for one of two reasons. Firstly, that there has been a change in the landlord’s circumstances. For example, you require the property to live in yourself. Or secondly, a landlord may seek to evict their tenant because relations with them have broken down. This could be because the tenant has failed to pay rent, has caused the property to fall into disrepair or has breached other terms of the tenancy agreement, for example.

Residential possession proceedings

The procedure for seeking possession of a property from a tenant is technical and usually requires a court order. Specific notices must be served, and timescales observed. If you do not follow the correct procedure, the Court may not allow you to repossess your property.

If you are looking to repossess your rented property, we suggest you speak to specialist solicitors as early as possible.

Whatever your reason for wanting your property back (whether as a result of the tenant’s non-payment of rent arrears, disrepair at the property or anti-social behaviour, or indeed because your circumstances have changed), we can assist. Advising on the options for notices (i.e. s21 or s8) and possession proceedings (whether accelerated or not).

Why choose us to seek possession of your property?


Our team has extensive experience in issuing residential possession proceedings. Our advice will be cost-effective and practical, and we will work to ensure that void periods are minimised. We will get to know you and understand your issue and will advise you on the best route to repossession of your rental property. We can deal with everything for you. From serving notices, court proceedings and eviction if required.

We also deal with commercial and mixed-use properties and can advise you on forfeiture and surrender.

At Levi Solicitors, we are proud to be transparent on fees and will give you clear costs advice from the outset. We can offer you a fixed fee for most residential possession proceedings.

If you would like a no obligation initial discussion to see how we can help you seek possession of your rental property, call us on (freephone) 0800 988 7756.

With offices in LeedsLeeds North (Moortown) and London, we can bring our experience and knowledge to your claim, no matter where you are.

Residential Property Disputes Team

Ed Smith


0113 297 1875

Ed is a partner in our dispute resolution department and also deals with licensing matters. Read More.

Gemma Horner


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Gemma is a partner in our Dispute Resolution team, based at our Leeds City Centre office. Read More.

Zoreen Aziz


0113 532 7184

Zoreen is a solicitor in our Dispute Resolution team, based at our Leeds City Centre office. Read More.

Amelia Fragola-Hunt

Dispute Resolution Paralegal

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Amelia Fragola-Hunt is a Dispute Resolution paralegal in our Leeds office. Read More.

Sasha Taylor-Bolshaw

Dispute Resolution Paralegal

0113 297 3187

Sasha Taylor-Bolshaw is a Dispute Resolution paralegal in our Leeds office. Read More.

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