If you already have a Possession Order, we understand that you will want a resolution as soon as possible. By instructing Equivo’s team of High Court enforcement officers (private bailiffs) for eviction, will ensure you reclaim possession of your property fairly, quickly and efficiently.
We can ensure your tenant eviction case can be concluded in a much more speedy and efficient manner compared to using a County Court Bailiff. With our highly experienced team, the process of obtaining a High Court Writ of Possession, through to the eviction process is carried out to the highest standard.
As High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs), Equivo are able enforce a Possession Order issued in either the County Court or High Court in England and Wales.
Possession Order enforcement with a High Court Writ of Possession
How to evict a tenant: before you instruct Equivo to carry out a residential eviction you will need to have obtained a Possession Order from the County Court. This is an Order for the defendant to provide vacant possession of your property by a set date. If you do not have a Possession Order, we would encourage you to seek independent legal advice to obtain this before contacting us to discuss enforcement.
Once you have a Possession Order, the tenant will have been given a date by the Court when they will need to vacate the property. If they have not left the property by that date, you can apply to transfer-up the order to the High Court to issue a Writ of Possession.
You will have a dedicated point of contact throughout your case along with FREE assistance with High Court application forms, leading to a faster tenant eviction.
How to enforce a Possession Order:
Why choose Equivo to evict a tenant?
Need assistance with the transfer-up of a Possession Order issued in the County Court to a High Court Writ of Possession? Our team can help. Please contact 020 7788 8484Instruct Us Online
FAQs on Enforcing a Possession Order & Evicting a Residential Tenant
How to get a Possession Order from the court?
You can find the relevant Form N5: Make a claim for possession of property on the government website.
If you are looking to repossess the property due to unpaid rent or mortgage only, you can use the government’s online service instead.
How much does it cost to evict a tenant?
A standard possession claim costs £355 to submit online via the government website.
How long does a Possession Order take?
Once your application is approved, the court will send your tenants a copy of the application. Once a Possession Order application is granted and subsequently received by the tenant, they will be given 14 days to appeal the decision.
In most cases the Possession Order will be granted, however if a tenant is in exceptional circumstances the judge may extend the period to up to 6 weeks.
How long does a Possession Order last for?
A Possession Order can be enforceable for up to six years from the date the order was made, though the longer you wait there is an increased chance that Court may not necessarily grant you a further Order.
What do I do if a tenant doesn't leave?
We can assist in transferring proceedings to the High Court to evict your tenant under a High Court Writ of Possession.
Lawfully evict a tenant using our High Court bailiff eviction service
By using HCEOs to carry out a residential eviction, your case can be concluded in a much more speedy and efficient manner compared to using a County Court Bailiff. With our highly experienced team, we will ensure the eviction process is carried out to the highest standard.
Put your case in safe hands and instruct Equivo today to enforce your Possession Order and reclaim possession of your property fairly, quickly and efficiently.