Eviction

Coronavirus update

From 1 June court bailiffs can carry out evictions again.

Eviction is a legal process that can take several months.

You will always get notice and sometimes you can stop an eviction.

Notice to leave from a private landlord

Most private renters have assured shorthold tenancies.

Your landlord must give you a section 21 notice or a section 8 notice as a first step to eviction if you have this type of tenancy.

Section 21 eviction guide

Eviction after a section 8 notice

Eviction of assured shorthold tenants

There are different rules if you live with your landlord:

Eviction of lodgers

Facing harassment or illegal eviction?

Most private renters can't be evicted legally without a court order.

Find out what to do if a landlord harasses you or pressures you to leave your home.

How to deal with harassment from landlords or agents

How to deal with illegal eviction

Worried about rent arrears and eviction?

Stay in touch with your landlord or agent.

Let them know you're taking steps to get advice and deal with your situation.

How to deal with rent arrears

Eviction for rent arrears

Our guide for council and housing association tenants explains what to do at each stage to try and keep your home:

Council and housing association tenants: eviction for rent arrears

Breathing Space is a new scheme that could help if you're struggling with debt, including rent or mortgage arrears.

Find out if you can get breathing space from your debts

Council or housing association tenants

Your landlord should only evict you as a last resort.

Get advice now as there are steps you can take to try and keep your home.

Eviction of council and housing association tenants

Council and housing association tenants: eviction for antisocial behaviour

Only court bailiffs can carry out an eviction

Bailiffs must give 2 weeks' notice of an eviction date.

How to stop eviction by bailiffs

Last updated: 27 May 2021

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