Understanding Eviction
What eviction means, some of the common reasons for eviction and what to do if you receive an eviction notice

For us, eviction is always a last resort.

In the first stage of an eviction process you’d be served with a legal document called a Notice of Proceedings.

What are the reasons for eviction?

A Notice of Proceedings will always give the grounds for seeking posession. Some of the most common reasons include:

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What should I do if I receive a notice?

A Notice of Proceedings is the first stage towards legal action for recovery of our property through eviction. Please do not ignore the Notice. There is still time, at this stage, to save your tenancy, but you must contact us and we will work together to help you.

Visit our contact us page to talk it through.

Will I have to go to court?

If we’ve been unable to sort things out with you and have to go to court to progress the possession process, we will tell you. Court proceedings can be issued anytime six months, after you’ve been served with a notice.

If we start court proceedings, it's still not too late to work things out with us. Please contact us.

In court, a sheriff will decide whether we should be allowed to pursue the eviction. If he decides that we can, he will grant a Decree. This in turn, allows us to proceed to evict.

Remember you have the right to defend yourself.

You may be entitled to free legal advice which could help and we would urge you to seek legal representation.

What to do if Decree is granted in Court?

Please speak to us.

Although this is a very serious position to be in, the eviction can be prevented if you clear your rent arrears. We will also ask you for payment of court costs, but can make an arrange for you to pay them.

Please seek legal advice if Decree is granted.

Talk to us

If your worried that you could be at risk of eviction, please contact us. Eviction is always a last resort and we want to help.