Court Bailiffs Instruction Service
Once the possession order has been issued, a tenant is generally set a period of 14 days to vacate your property. Unfortunately, if things have progressed to this stage and communication between tenant and landlord has deteriorated, it may be necessary to instruct court bailiffs.
What is the instruction of court bailiffs?
Once the court has granted a possession order – which typically allows the tenant 14 days to vacate the property – if your tenant fails to leave the property you will need to proceed to the final step of a possession. This last step is known as an application for a warrant of possession, or the instruction of court bailiffs.
Do I need to instruct court bailiffs?
If a landlord were to attempt to remove a tenant without first applying for a warrant of possession and instructing court bailiffs, it can result in the award of damages against the landlord for unlawful eviction. As such, we always advise landlords – on the rare occasions that such advice is necessary – that they proceed along the legal pathway to possession.
What are the main benefits of court proceedings at this stage?
Continuing with legal proceedings is the only way at this point that a landlord can legally achieve possession. If a tenant has failed to vacate your property following the issuing of a possession order by the court, then eviction can be enforced by bailiffs – but only in cases where landlords have made the necessary legal undertakings.
What we can do
Our legal team will ensure that we draft all necessary legal documents required to instruct court bailiffs, as well as attend any hearings as required to ensure that a landlord’s best interests are looked after. For more on this service, or any of our legal services, Contact Us today!