Notice of Eviction – It does not have to come to this!
“Notice of Eviction
In the Reading County Court
The court has issued a warrant for the possession of the above property (land)
at the request of the claimant. The warrant gives a county court bailiff the authority to evict you and hand over possession to the claimant. This notice tells you the time and date when the eviction will take place, what will happen on that date, and what you can do.
The eviction will take place on 7th February, 2011 at 01:30 PM.
You should arrange to leave the property (land) with your belongings before this date and time.
What will happen
A possession warrant gives the bailiff authority to remove anyone still in the property (on the land) at the time the eviction is due to take place. A representative of the claimant will attend with the bailiff. That representative will change any locks, or take any other steps necessary to prevent re-entry. If you have not removed all your belongings when the eviction takes place, you will only be allowed time to do so if the claimant’s representative agrees.
What can you do
You can get help and advice about the eviction, or about re-housing from an advice agency, a solicitor or your local Housing Department Act immediately.
In some circumstances,the court can decide to suspend the warrant and postpone the date for eviction. You should get advice now about whether the court may do so in your case. If it can, you must apply to the court setting out your grounds (reasons) for asking that it should. It is not sufficient just to say that you have not been able to find somewhere else to live. If you wish to apply, you should ask the court for a Form N244 (Application Notice). Once you have filled in the form with your request and the grounds on which you are making it, you will be given an appointment to see a judge. The claimant will be sent a copy of your application. You will have to pay a fee unless you qualify for free exemption or remission. A member of the Court’s staff will be able to give you more details about this.
You must attend at the time and date given on the notice. The claimant, or the claimant’s representative, may also attend. If you do not go to the hearing, the judge may simply dismiss your application and you could incur additional court costs.
If you can pay off any arrears, contact the claimant, or the claimant’s solicitor, immediately you get this notice. Any payments must be made to the claimant and not to the court. Make sure that you get a receipt for any payments you make. It will be for the claimant to decide whether your payment is sufficient to stop the eviction. If it is, the claimant must let the court no for the eviction date is due to take place.”
Evictions Can Be Stopped!!
If you need any help or advice, contact me and I will put you in touch with someone who can guide you through the process.