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After the Court Order — and Eviction (England) | Landlord Wants Tenant to Leave (England)

Bailiffs taking too long

8 May 2017 | 1 comment

I was granted possession of a flat through the court with the final day being 18 April 2017. Tenant did not leave so I instructed Bailiffs the following day. The court has issued the warrant to the Bailiff (Bailiff’s office have confirmed that) but they cannot give me a date yet as the Bailiff is “too busy”. Is there anything I can do to speed things up? The tenant is causing a nuisance to other tenants and we want her gone asap. Is this normal for the Bailiff to take so long to even give a date?

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  1. guildy

    We’ve not heard of the situation where the bailiff is simply refusing to give a date!

    I’ve just checked the Civil Procedure Rules, in particular CPR 83 and there is no mention of a legal requirement to deal with an application in any specific time-scale.

    The best we can suggest is to make a complaint as per this article. In addition, try to keep pestering them until you at least get a date.

    The alternative is to transfer to the High Court so that it can then be enforced by High Court Enforcement Officers. However, that too can be lengthy and costs considerably more. Please see here for details.

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