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.

Not all landlords have to get a court order to evict their tenants. 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.

Preventing eviction

There are many ways of preventing eviction. If a landlord wants to evict you because of something you've done there are ways you can change the situation

Letters from the court

Take action if you receive a letter from the court because your landlord is trying to evict you, and find out what will happen in court

Possession hearings

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

Court orders

Most landlords will need a possession order from the court before they can evict. There are several types of court orders and these depend on your tenancy.

Changing possession orders

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