Here you’ll find answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about our eviction process. If you think you’re going to fall behind with rent, then please contact us as soon as possible to talk through your options.
What will happen if I do not clear my arrears?
If you don’t contact us to discuss how to pay your rent, and the arrears on your account continue to rise, we will have to start court proceedings against you. In this situation, the first stage will be the service of a Notice; this is a formal notification of our intention to take you to court.
If the case reaches court, we will apply for either a suspended possession order or an outright order depending on the circumstances of the case. A suspended order means that the court will order you to pay the rent plus a certain amount off the arrears each week depending on your circumstances.
Outright possession means we can apply for a warrant to evict you from your home. We only evict tenants as a last resort and it isn’t an action we take lightly. However, we would urge you to get in touch as soon as you feel concerned about your financial situation, so we can prevent further action.