What happens when the bailiffs come?
Possession - Section 8 and Section 21

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1 month ago

Tomorrow we have our first bailiff eviction following the successful serving of a section 21 notice back in November 2023. The tenant has failed to find affordable alternative accommodation and we wish to sell.

The local council would not even speak to the tenant until he had received the bailiff eviction date. We don't know if they have been offered any accommodation through the council and have no idea what to expect tomorrow.

We understand that we must have a locksmith present to change the locks. Can anyone give an insight in to what actually happens on the day, and how we handle deposit etc afterwards....we were awarded costs by the court but the tenant has not paid them. Can we deduct from deposit?

As always, any advice gratefully received.

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