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Manchester

0161 248 4444

Blackburn

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Possession
Proceedings

At Ashwood Solicitors, we have an experienced team that specialises in helping tenants involved in possession proceedings. Possession proceedings arise for many reasons, including allegations of rent arrears, anti-social behaviour and breaches of tenancy.

As a tenant, facing eviction from your landlord can be a daunting and stressful experience, but our team are here to help.

There are strict requirements and timelines that your landlord must adhere to, but we are on hand to assess your situation and advise you on the best way forward in this complex area of law. Depending on the circumstances, we will notify you of the possibility of bringing counterclaims for issues including disrepair and breaches of deposit protection legislation.

Notice

For a landlord to obtain a possession order to evict a tenant from their home, landlords must adhere to the correct legal procedures. The process usually requires them to firstly serve a notice and obtain a possession order from the court before they can legally be evicted.

The notice can be served for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Anti-social behaviour,
  • Rent arrears,
  • Other breaches of your tenancy agreement, or
  • Just because your landlord wants the property back

What Should I Do if a Notice Has Been Served?

If you have received a notice seeking to recover possession, a claim form or a notice of hearing, you must contact Ashwood Solicitors as soon as possible.

Our team will take initial details and advise on the best way forward to ensure that your interests are protected.

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Eviction

If you have received a possession order and you have failed to leave the property within the stipulated time, your landlord can apply for a warrant of eviction.

The court will then send you a warrant with a time and date for your eviction; on the eviction date, a court bailiff will attend the property.

If it gets to this stage, our experts at Ashwood Solicitors might still be able to provide assistance – contact us immediately for advice.

Legal Aid

Legal aid for possession proceedings is available in some circumstances. It may also depend on your financial situation. We can help you find out if you qualify for legal aid; we may require you to provide us with further information or documents so that we can assess your eligibility.

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Why Choose Us?

Our team’s depth and breadth of expertise enable us to help clients with a wide range of legal matters. Our team ensure that you receive an outstanding service; this is our number one priority when dealing with your legal case. At Ashwood Solicitors, we believe in providing clear, practical and timely advice, which will help to reduce the amount of time and effort it takes you to deal with legal housing disputes. Our team understand that costing can be a worry which is why we offer competitive rates to help as many people as we can.

Housing problems can be very worrying and stressful, which is why our team are always approachable and knowledgeable when it comes to housing law and can provide you with the best possible advice. We can clearly explain the housing legal issues and provide you with expert advice that is tailored to your specific circumstances..

How Can Ashwood Solicitors Help?

At Ashwood Solicitors, we can quickly and creatively deal with appealing possession proceedings, not only investigating the immediate threat of eviction but also determining whether the accommodation in question is suitable and affordable in the long term.

We will advise you on the possibility of bringing counterclaims for issues such as disrepair and breaches of deposit protection legislation. Our team fully understand the legislation surrounding mortgage possession proceedings and will try to assist in negotiating an amicable settlement with your mortgage company.

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Contact us

We can assist wherever you are based, including meeting via video link and we also have offices in Manchester and Blackburn. For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, call our friendly team at Ashwood Solicitors today on  0161 248 4444 or email us at info@ashwoodsolicitors.co.uk