Property possession: information for claimants and defendants

This page includes forms to reactivate a property possession case as well as information for claimants and defendants on possession cases.



Most property possession claims brought (received by the court, whether or not issued on that date) before 3 August 2020 must be reactivated. You must complete one of these forms if you want to reactivate a claim.

The reactivation notice must be sent to the court that is dealing with your case and to the other party.

Please do not use these documents before 20 September 2020. There is no need to rush to reactivate – you have until 4pm on 29 January 2021.

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Published 15 September 2020
Last updated 17 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Additional documents added with more information for claimants and defendants.

  2. First published.