If your tenant has an assured tenancy, you can't ask them to leave the property without giving a reason.
You have to give your tenant:
- a 'notice to quit'
- a 'notice of proceedings', which is written notice that you plan to start legal proceedings to get the property back
If your tenant does not agree to move out of the house by the date on the notice to quit, you have up to six months to contact the sheriff court and start the eviction process.
The tenant will then be sent a summons, which is a letter from the court telling them when the case will be heard so they can give their side of the story.
There are 17 different possible grounds for eviction. You have to prove at least one of these for the court to decide whether your tenant should be evicted.