Whether you can stop or delay the eviction will depend on the type of tenancy you have and the reason your landlord obtained a possession order.
You have to apply to court to stop or delay an eviction.
Use court form N244 to make the application and make sure you send in copies of any documents which help to explain why you want the bailiff’s warrant suspended. You’ll need to show the court how things will change. For example :
- show how you will pay any rent arrears from now on, or
- explain how the antisocial behaviour has changed – for example, if a family member causing the behaviour has left.
You will have to pay a fee for your application. You can apply for an exemption or a reduced fee if you get certain benefits or have a low income.
An adviser or solicitor can help you complete the court papers and prepare a witness statement to provide supporting evidence as to why the order should be changed. Contact Shelter Cymru as soon as you can – call our helpline , use our webchat or find an advice service near you.
Have your notice and court papers with you when you speak to an adviser.
If the judge does stop or delay the eviction, contact the bailiffs’ office to make sure that they are aware that the eviction has been stopped or delayed.
If the judge doesn’t agree to stop or delay the bailiffs, the eviction will go ahead. You will need to find alternative accommodation immediately. If you have no where to go, contact your local council’s homelessness department. The council may have a duty to help you secure other accommodation and, depending on your circumstances, provide you with emergency housing. See our pages on Help from the Council for more information.