Possession Order

Possession orders are often obtained by landlords when their tenants fail to leave at the end of their tenancies.

A possession order enables you to evict tenants. Courts decide whether possession orders should be granted and whether your tenant should pay your costs for taking them to court. Courts can decide whether to grant outright possession orders or suspended/postponed possession orders. With an outright possession order, you can instruct your tenant or tenants to leave your property by a certain date, which is normally 14 days after the order has been made by the court. Your tenants could be permitted to stay longer if they are ill or have young children, for up to six weeks. If your tenants have not vacated your property by the date on the possession order, you can instruct bailiffs to evict them.

How long does it take to get a possession order?

The time it takes to obtain a possession order can depend on factors like whether you also need to claim for rent arrears or other damages. It’ s possible to opt for the accelerated possession procedure if you simply need your property back. When the tenant has a copy of the application, they will have 14 days to respond and explain why they think the possession order should not be made. The time it takes to process your claim can vary, but it only takes just a month in many cases. If you wish to claim for other damages, a standard possession claim will be required. A hearing date will be scheduled. The hearing will normally take place between 28 days and 8 weeks of the claim being issued.

Is it easier to evict tenants than trespassers?

If your tenants do not defend themselves from the claim, it can still take up to three months for the order to be granted. Should they decide to put forward a defence, you may need to wait for up to six months for the order to be granted. The process is much speedier in cases of squatting and trespassing as you have not entered into a legal agreement with them and do not need to serve a Section 8 or Section 21 Notice on them, which means you can get a possession order within 2 weeks or even use Common Law remedy to resolve the situation much quicker.

Why use a High Court Enforcement Agent?

Possession orders are often obtained by landlords when their tenants fail to leave at the end of their tenancies. This is different to a forfeiture of lease, where tenants can be evicted for breaking the rules of their contract. County Court Bailiffs can take up to 12 weeks to remove tenants after a possession order has been given but a Collect My Debt High Court Enforcement Agent can carry out an eviction within 7 days of the possession order expiring, giving rent arrears less time to build up and reducing the amount of time available for the tenant to cause further problems.

Why Choose Collect My Debt?

At Collect My Debt, we can come to your assistance if you need any help with Residential Rent Arrears Recovery. We have several decades of experience to draw upon and have held a Bailiff Certificate/ Enforcement Agent Certificate since our inception.

To find out more about how we can assist with evicting tenants after possession orders have been obtained:

Call 0800 612 5161 or Email info@collectmydebt.co.uk

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