Court action for eviction

This section explains what happens if you are renting your home and your landlord applies for a court order to evict you.

It's important not to assume that your landlord has to get a court order. The procedure your landlord has to follow depends on the type of tenancy you have. Use our eviction checker to find out how your landlord can end your tenancy. If you're still not sure whether you're entitled to a court order, use our directory to find an adviser in your area.

Letters from the court

What you should do when you receive a letter from the court (a summons).

Possession hearings

A possession hearing is court hearing to decide whether or not a tenant should be evicted. Use our information to find out more about possession hearings.

Court orders

Several different types of court order can be made in eviction cases.

Changing possession orders

If a possession order has been made to evict you from your home, it may be possible for the courts to make changes to it in some circumstances.