Your landlord or their representative will explain to the court what order they want the court to make.
You or your adviser will then have the opportunity to speak. You can tell the court why you think you should not be evicted (for example because you have paid off your rent arrears) or why your eviction should be delayed (for example because you are having problems finding somewhere else to live). It is important to be clear about the reasons why you don’t think you should be evicted. It’s a good idea to prepare notes of the things you want to say at the hearing. The judge will usually help you to understand the court procedure if necessary.
After you and your landlord have spoken the judge may ask either of you further questions before making a decision.
The judge will make a decision based on the evidence you and your landlord supply and what the law says. Click here to find out more about the different types of order the court might make.
If you do not understand the judge’s decision, ask him or her to explain what it means. A copy of any order that is made should be sent to you after the hearing.
We are sorry that we cannot provide this information in Welsh, however if you would like to speak to an adviser in Welsh please contact 08000 495 495.