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Can my landlord evict me?
Whether or not your landlord can evict you depends very much on the agreement of your tenancy and your behaviour. If your behaviour breaks the tenancy agreement then your landlord is within his or her rights to evict you. If a landlord does want to evict you they must give you written notice, which contains when you must leave by, why you have been asked to leave and where you can get advice.
What happens if I don’t leave when evicted?
If you have failed to leave the property after being given an eviction notice then your landlord can apply for an order from the county court, this is called a possession order and it will tell you to leave. Until this happens though you are still entitled to stay in the property. If you fail to leave after a possession order has been given the court will employ bailiffs that will physically remove you and your belongings from the property.
Of course the best thing to do to avoid this is to address the issue given by your landlord as to why you are being evicted and see whether or not the situation can be resolved without going to court.
I am going to be evicted because of rent arrears, what can I do?
?The most important thing to do is not ignore the problem. If your rent is unpaid then you are at risk of being evicted. If you are in arrears because of a temporary financial difficulty or perhaps a delay in housing benefit, let your landlord know and have information to hand that shows this and when the situation will be rectified. It is your responsibility to clear the rent arrears so make an arrangement with your landlord of how you are going to do this, but make sure you are realistic and agree to outgoings that are affordable.
I am going to be evicted because of antisocial behaviour, what can I do?
If you landlord wants to evict you because you have been involved in antisocial behaviour or a noise complaint you should speak to your landlord and try to mediate to sort out your problems. The best way to approach the situation is admit that you are in the wrong and make steps to change your behaviour in the future. If the case goes to court you will want to be able to show the judge that the original problem was rectified.
I am going to be evicted because I have damaged the property, what can I do?
If you have neglected the property the landlord is within his rights to evict you. If you have a reason why you have not been looking after the house, for example a health issue, you should explain this straightaway to your landlord. Otherwise you should ensure that any damage caused during your tenancy is repaired and begin to take better care of the property.
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