Court action for eviction
This content applies to England only.
Housing laws vary between England and Scotland. Get advice relating to Scotland
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.
What you should do when you receive a letter from the court (a summons).
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.
Several different types of court order can be made in eviction cases.
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.