How long after applying for eviction?
Possession - Section 8 and Section 21

7 Thanks
78 Posts
3 months ago

I served a section 21 notice on my tenant, expiring at the beginning of February. My tenant has looked unsuccessfully for alternative accommodation but like many, can't find anything comparable for the same price in the area. He is therefore unable to move. I applied to the court for a possession order and submitted all the necessary documents and evidence in triplicate. I posted by recorded delivery post and can see that the papers were received by the court. Nearly a month has gone by and I haven't received anything at all from the court....not even a basic acknowledgment of receipt of the application. Is this normal? 
I know the courts are heavily burdened at the moment, but I had assumed I would at least get an acknowledgment.


Please Login

You must be logged in to participate in our forums, to continue please login below.

Not a member? From only £99 you can join in the discussion and get access to member's only resources and services.

As the home for landlords, the NRLA are here to help you save time, save money, and stay compliant. NRLA membership gives you access to a vast range of expertise, resources, and exclusive member benefits and savings, designed to help and empower members. We also play a pivotal role in campaigning and championing the interests of landlords.