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Possession proceedings & eviction

This content applies to England

Information on all aspects of possession proceedings, including grounds for possession, notice requirements and what happen after eviction. Illegal eviction, harassment and neighbour nuisance are also covered.

Landlord notices to leave

Notice requirements that must be satisfied for ending a tenancy or licence before court action can begin. 

Grounds for possession of assured tenancies and ASTs

Mandatory and discretionary grounds for possession of assured and assured shorthold tenancies. 

Grounds for possession of secure tenancies

Mandatory and discretionary grounds for possession of secure tenancies. 

Grounds for possession of regulated tenancies

Mandatory and discretionary grounds for possession of regulated tenancies. 

Possession process

Possession proceedings rules applicable to repossession of rented properties. 

Possession orders

Information about possession orders and the courts' powers to vary, postpone, suspend, set aside or discharge them. Information also about appeals against a possession order and the status of a tenancy after an order has been made. 

Eviction procedure

Possession procedure rules for enforcement of a possession order by county court bailiffs or High Court enforcement officers, and the actions that can be taken after eviction, including applications to set aside executed warrants or writs of possession. 

Illegal eviction and harassment

What constitutes harassment and illegal eviction, who the law protects and the civil and criminal remedies that may be available. 

Neighbour nuisance

Legal remedies and practical action to help deal with antisocial behaviour in the community. 

Mortgage possession

Procedure for a mortgage lender taking court action to repossess a property because of mortgage arrears. Repossession procedure, the types of order the courts can make, and what may happen after a court order is granted. 

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