What should I do if I get Notice of Eviction Action?

The “eviction ban” that the Government introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, stopping landlords and mortgage lenders from evicting tenants and occupiers in all but the most serious of cases, came to an end on 31st May 2021.

Although some of the COVID-19 protections still apply, such as longer notice periods before court action can be started, all landlords (including council and housing association landlords) and mortgage lenders are now able to apply for possession orders and seek to evict occupiers from their homes.

If you receive notice of eviction action from your landlord or mortgage lender, whatever stage this has reached, seek advice straight away.

If the case is yet to proceed to court we can provide you with advice about your rights and may be able to help you to take action to avoid proceedings being issued.

If the case is already before the court or you have been told you will be evicted, we can provide advice on the court process and may be able to offer your formal representation in these proceedings.  

So remember

  • Your landlord or mortgage lender can apply to the courts for an order evicting you from your home, and evictions are now taking place.

  • If you receive notice of eviction action against your property, get advice and support without delay.

  • Contact us on 0191 478 5100 or at advice@citizensadvicegateshead.org.uk to discuss your issue and the support we can offer you.

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