Possession Claim Online: recover property

You can take court action to repossess a property if you’re owed money for rent or a mortgage, and the tenant or mortgage holder will not pay.

You can only use this service if:

  • you’re over 18
  • you own a property in England or Wales
  • you’re owed money in rent or mortgage payments for a residential property

You cannot take court action to repossess a property if you’re told that someone is temporarily protected from creditors through the ‘Breathing Space’ scheme. Find out what to do when someone is using the ‘Breathing Space’ scheme.

You’ll have to pay £355 using a debit or credit card or Direct Debit.

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Before you start

If your property’s in Scotland you can use your local sheriff court.

There’s a different process in Northern Ireland.

Apply by post

You can also apply by post. You’ll need to download and fill in a claim form and return it to your local county court.

Get help with your claim

Contact the Possession Claim Online help desk if you need help or advice.

Possession Claim Online help desk
ccbc@justice.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 123 1057
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm
Find out about call charges