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.

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