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When we might evict

If you fail to pay your rent or breach any aspect of your tenancy agreement, we have the right to evict you.

The most common ground for eviction is non-payment of rent. However, it is possible to be evicted for breaching any other aspect of the tenancy agreement such as causing a nuisance.

When we have a Possession Order from the courts, any application to vary the terms of the order or to get a stay of execution must be made to the court itself.

If you have been sent a Possession Order, you should seek independent legal advice. A solicitor can be contacted directly or Citizens Advice can offer free advice.

We will take firm action against those that will not pay. We will seek eviction only as a last resort.

If you are evicted

If you are evicted, you will have to find alternative accommodation for yourself and anyone else who is living with you.

The court will tell you the date and time that the bailiff will arrive. A representative from Resident and Estates Services will also be there. The locks of the house will be changed and any of your belongings that are still there will be cleared.

Stopping the eviction

The earlier you take action or get advice the better because it is more difficult to make agreements at a late stage.

You can apply for the Warrant of Possession to be suspended. The court will then reconsider your case but may not agree to alter the decision.

Please remember, if you are having difficulties paying your rent speak to us, contact Citizens Advice or make payments to clear your rent arrears.

We have no obligation to re-house those who are evicted for non-payment of rent or for causing a nuisance to others.

Resident and Estates Services

Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
SG1 1HN

residentservices@stevenage.gov.uk

01438 242666

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