6. Eviction notices and bailiffs
You can ask the court for a ‘warrant for possession’ if your tenants don’t leave your property by the date given in an order for possession. It costs £121.
When the court issues a warrant, your tenants will be sent an eviction notice giving a date by when they must leave your property.
If your tenants don’t leave your property you’ll need to ask for a warrant of possession to arrange for a bailiff to evict them.
Get a faster eviction from the High Court
You can speed up the eviction by applying to have the warrant transferred from the county court to the High Court. A high court enforcement officer will carry out the eviction.
You can only do this if you’re claiming more than £600 including court costs.
Your tenants can ask a judge to ‘suspend’ the warrant for possession at a new hearing. The judge could delay the eviction or let your tenants stay in your property if they can make payments again.
If your tenants’ circumstances change, they can ask a judge at a new hearing to change what they pay.
You’ll need to get legal advice.