Eviction Quick Start

The Anatomy of a Possession Claim

There are four stages to bringing a claim for possession.  Unless your tenant moves out voluntarily, you need to go through all four stages.  All are essential.

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1. Analysis

This is probably the most important stage.  Get it wrong and you are in trouble!  Your eviction claim will take months longer than it should (if you are lucky) and will almost certainly be a lot more expensive.

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2. Notices

In almost all situations you need to serve some sort of warning notice on your tenant before you start your eviction claim.

However this must be the right notice for the type of tenancy and eviction claim being used and must be correctly drafted and give the correct notice period.

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3. Court Proceedings for Possession

You can only evict a tenant if you have a court order for possession.

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4. Bailiffs

Even after you get your order for possession - you can't actually get possession of your property if they refuse to move out, until you have made a bailiffs appointment and they have formally evicted the tenants.

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