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Thursday, 9 April 2020

April 2020

If the Tenant won’t leave

You cannot guarantee that the tenant will leave on the possession date.

Do not just turn up at the property and change the locks, if you do you could be arrested under the Prevention of Eviction Act 1977. Tenant still has rights to the property

You must appoint a bailiff.

County Court bailiff can take 4-10 weeks to attend and sometimes the day before the eviction the Tenant may try and make an application to court for more time.

You may wish to appoint the High Court Enforcement officers to do the eviction. This can only be done if the County Court has agreed that the matter can be transferred up to the High Court.