What actually happens at an eviction?
Possession - Section 8 and Section 21

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1 month ago

My tenant eviction is this coming Tuesday (30/4/24) at 11.30am. Tenant informs me that they spoke with council yesterday afternoon and have had their priority increased (having already given priority status 3 weeks ago) but I think nothing will happen now until Monday. I gather that they were offered available properties 2 days ago but she told me they were not “particularly suitable”. On a side note, how on earth a GP has allowed it to get to this stage after being served a Section 21 in August last year (8 months ago), is totally beyond me.

I don’t think they have arranged a removals van or anything like it and I am not sure what to expect. I have read my requirements, and returned the signed order in good itme. I know I need to be present to authorise the eviction, I have keys to all doors, and I can have the locks changed immediately. I am led to believe that the council are obliged to put them into temporary accommodation if the eviction goes ahead, and there is a Travel Lodge about a mile away that they use.

  • They have two small daughters’; will that play any part in the Bailiff’s decision to postpone?
  • What will happen to their possessions if they are left in the property (I think they have 7 days to remove) and will I be able to access my property with their things inside?)

Any other experience, advice or recommendations are gratefully received thank you.

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