Evict My Tenant Limited offer various ways to secure a warrant of possession and eviction of tenants.
Once a case has been heard in the County Court and a possession order granted, most tenants make arrangements to vacate the property. However, some tenants ignore the court order by their own choice or by the advice given from various councils. If this is the case then we have to make an application for a warrant and it must be enforced by either a county court bailiff or High court enforcement officers.
County Court process
This could be a lengthy process depending on the location and case demands of the county court. On average it could take 6 -10 weeks from application to enforcement. The disadvantage of this is that it then enables the tenant to file a last minute application to suspend the warrant, therefore increasing the amount of rental arrears being accrued, plus hearing fees. It is imperative that the landlord, or their representative attends the property alongside the County Court bailiff and an appointed locksmith.
Fast Track Possession
If a landlord wishes to gain possession of their property within a much shorter time frame, here at Evict My Tenant Limited, we recommend our ‘Fast Track Eviction’. Under Section 42 of the County Court Act 1984, it is possible to request that a judge transfer the order to the High Court for enforcement by a High Court Enforcement Officer, under a writ of possession. It is important that the order is made correctly and the right wording used. If the tenant owes rent, we can add a money judgement to the possession order, therefore making a combined application for a writ of control. This is a much quicker process and therefore more cost effective. Once the application and the writ is granted, the process of gaining possession of the property usually takes 7-10 days, which dramatically reduces further rental arrears. Unlike a County Court bailiff, when possession of a property is carried out by a High Court Enforcement Officer, no notice of attendance is required, therefore reducing the risk of vindictive malicious damage being carried out on the property. If you have an existing possession order without permission to transfer up, don’t worry, we can help. Our team have the ability to make the application on your behalf, transfer up, instruct High Court Enforcement officers and manage the whole process from start to finish. Call our eviction team now to discuss our “Fast Track Possessions”.
Call our eviction team now to discuss our “Fast Track Possessions”