Housing Law and Evictions for Landlords

We only assist landlords with specialist legal advice for the housing sector. This includes repossession proceedings & obtaining eviction orders, recovering rent arrears and housing repair disputes.


We are committed to helping landlords safeguard and protect their investments.

Repossession Proceedings and Eviction Orders



At McLaughlin & Co our solicitors are able to provide specialist legal advice for residential landlords in relation to evicting tenants. We currently offer a three-step pricing process so that you know exactly how much each stage of the eviction process will cost. 


Step One:

We offer a fixed fee of £200 plus VAT for the services of the eviction notice. This includes correctly serving s33 Notices, Notices to Quit and Form AT6 if required. Just one mistake in these forms can cause the whole proceedings to be rejected by the Tribunal so it’s vital that these forms are completed accurately and served correctly.


Step Two:

Raising of Tribunal proceedings up to and including Case Management Discussion where eviction may be granted for £550 plus VAT and outlays. We will raise the appropriate applications seeking an eviction order and a payment order for rent arrears if appropriate and represent you robustly throughout the process. We aim to protect your investment at all costs and secure recovery of your asset as soon as possible.   


Step Three:

Enforcing judgement - £150 plus VAT and outlays. We will instruct and liaise with sheriff officers regarding arranging the eviction and looking to make it as smooth as possible for you.


We are experienced Fife eviction solicitors and offer a landlord focussed service throughout Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline, St Andrews, Leven and beyond. 



The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber):


Civil cases relating to the private rented sector will no longer be dealt with as a Summary Cause Action raised within the Sheriff Court. These cases will transfer to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber). Landlords will be able to apply to the Tribunal for eviction and repossession orders where they consider that they have ground(s) for eviction.


More information about The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) can be found at: https://www.housingandpropertychamber.scot

Recovery of Rent Arrears


The recovery of rent arrears can be extremely difficult to reclaim without the assistance of a solicitor. This is because ex-tenants will often find excuses to delay payment. The recovery of rent arrears does not have to be difficult, especially when you have experienced debt recovery solicitors on your side. We will take the appropriate steps to alleviate the burden so that you can be stress-free. 

Housing Repair Disputes


McLaughlin & Co are able to advise landlords on cases which tenants have applied for a court order as a result of alleged disrepair. Our solicitors can also give advice on tenants who have failed to fulfil their legal obligations under a lease. 

Kirkcaldy Office

McLaughlin & Co

Evans Business Centre

1 Begg Road

John Smith Business Park



LP-19 Kirkcaldy


Tel:   01592 645 772

Fax:  01592 807 067




Leven Office

McLaughlin & Co

Fife Renewables Innovation Centre

Ajax Way




LP-19 Kirkcaldy


Tel:   01333 424482

Fax:  01592 807 067



Open Saturdays, evening appointments available.

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