Open consultation

Enforcement of possession orders and alignment of procedures in the county court and high court


The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) is considering whether amendments should be made to Civil Procedure Rules Part 83 and in particular rules 83.13 and 83.26.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), made by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC), govern civil court processes including enforcement of court orders, and thus of orders for possession. This consultation is being carried out under section 3 of the Civil Procedure Act 1997, as the CPRC is concerned that the Rules regarding enforcement of possession orders ought to be reformed but wishes to obtain views from actual and potential court users, and those potentially affected, before determining what (if any) changes to make in the existing rules and system. The proposals in this consultation are intended to improve the process of enforcement of orders for possession in order to bring it up to date with a modern justice system that is open and transparent and in tune with the needs of both the claimant and defendant and others affected.

Published 14 February 2019