The eviction process
If you don’t pay back the arrears or leave the property by the date stated in the notice, your landlord can start court action to evict you. You’ll get some court forms and a hearing date in your local court. You’ll usually have to attend the hearing if you want to stay in the property. Extra court fees are likely to be added to your arrears.
At the hearing, a judge may allow you to stay in the property or they may give you a final date to leave. You may be able to ask the court to reconsider this, but for some tenancy types the court’s decision can’t be changed. If you don’t leave by the date the court gives you, the landlord can take further action to have you and your possessions physically removed.
Finally, some types of tenancy can be ended without court action, for example if you’re a lodger living in the same house as your landlord.
If you get any notice saying your tenancy is ending, or any court forms relating to your tenancy, get specialist housing advice.
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