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I am currently in a property no lease has been signed over

Customer Question

I am currently in a property no lease has been signed over the last 18 months and landlord is saying he's taking his shop back because I am behind with rent does he apply to the court to do this ?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Great Britain
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: He has sent me a solicitors letter but nothing filed at court
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: UK Property Law
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  Nick H replied 5 months ago.

Hello

Yes of course he has to go to court!!

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
do I get court papers to go and fight my case? I have been fighting for a lease agreement to be signed for 18 months and still nothing
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Nick H replied 5 months ago.

Hello again

It is worth sending a solicitor's letter to the landlord explaining that you have a right to reside in the property.

The issue of signing a lease can also be raised. That will put them on notice not to attempt to force you out without

an application to court.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I have a right to reside in the property until it goes to court ? How long does this process normally take ? Thank you
Expert:  Nick H replied 5 months ago.

I would send a letter though.

It depends when they issue - but it is worth negotiating with the first.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
My worry is I could go in one morning and they've changed locks?? Do they need a court order to do this and am I notified of it before hand as I won't be able to see a solicitor until Monday
Expert:  Nick H replied 5 months ago.

Hello again

They can do that - but they risk being sanctioned by court.

That is why the sooner you get a letter to them the better - to warn them off.

You should be fine though - they will risk a lot if they do that.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you for your help
Expert:  Nick H replied 5 months ago.

No problem

You rating would be appreciated - thanks

Expert:  Nick H replied 5 months ago.

Hello again

Would you like some further information?