Possession and eviction
Information on all aspects of possession proceedings, including grounds for possession, notice requirements, illegal eviction, and harassment.
Someone facing eviction due to rent or mortgage arrears can get help from an advice agency, their local authority, and the County Court duty scheme.
To evict a tenant the landlord must follow a three stage process which involves a notice, a court claim for a possession order, and an eviction warrant.
Legal requirements that must be satisfied for a notice to be valid when served in relation to ending a tenancy or licence.
Our section 21 validity checker tool can help you find out if a section 21 notice is invalid.
Information on grounds for possession for assured, secure and regulated tenancies.
Procedural rules applicable to repossession of rented properties and the specifics of certain tenancy types.
Court powers to vary, postpone, suspend, set aside or discharge possession orders. The status of a tenancy after a possession order and appealing against it.
Procedure for eviction by county court bailiffs or High Court enforcement officers, and the actions tenants can take after eviction.
Procedure for a mortgage lender repossessing a property because of mortgage arrears. The types of court order and what happens after it is granted.
A tenant can ask the court for more time to move out if the landlord's mortgage lender takes possession action for mortgage arrears.
Shared owners could face possession proceedings if they have unpaid rent, service charges, or mortgage payments.
Occupiers who suffer from harassment and illegal eviction can take steps to protect themselves and rely on the civil and criminal remedies.
Excluded occupiers can be lawfully evicted without a court order once their tenancy or licence has been brought to an end.
Eviction rules depend on whether Gypsies and Travellers are staying on their own land without planning permission, private land or a council site.
Rights of squatters, eviction without a court order, and the procedure for acquiring ownership of the property through adverse possession.
Process for compulsory purchase orders by public authorities and how occupiers can claim compensation.