If your landlord believes you have broken any of the rules of your tenancy agreement, they may want to make you leave your home - this is called an eviction.
All landlords have to follow special legal procedures to evict tenants. There are laws to protect you. Whether or not your landlord can evict you and how the process works will depend on the type of tenancy you have.
If you are unsure what type of tenancy you have, you can visit the Shelter website to find out.
If your landlord has asked you to leave, talk to your Housing Options adviser immediately.
They may be able to:
It's never too late to get help!
The first step your landlord has to take in order to evict you is to ask you to leave. Most people are entitled to a written notice.
This notice should tell you:
If you haven't left by the time your notice ends, your landlord will usually have to apply for an order from the county court telling you to leave. This is known as a possession order. The court will write to you and give you a date to leave your property.
If you haven't left by the date the court says you have to, your landlord can arrange for a bailiff to evict you. Bailiffs are employed by the court.
You will receive a letter from the court saying when the bailiffs will arrive.
Bailiffs can physically remove you and your belongings from the property but must not use violence or unreasonable force in doing so.
Get help now!
If you have received any letters from your landlord, court or bailiffs and you are confused about your options, speak to your Housing Options Advisor now!
They could help you:
It's never too late to get help and avoid losing your home, contact Salford Housing Options Point.
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This page was last updated on 22 February 2019