Preventing Controlling and Recovering Rent Arrears (England)

Delay enforcement of “Order for Possession”

9 Mar 2017 | 1 comment

Hello Adrian
We have a possession order in place (via s21) that was done due to rent arrears. There is now a possibility the arrears will be paid up to date.
Realistically how long could we delay enforcing the possession order and continue to take rent payments?

Could we hold off for say the next 3-4 months to see if the tenant can pay the rent on time and if in that period he defaults or doesn’t pay on time we instruct the bailiff. We wouldn’t put anything in writing.


1 Comment

  1. guildy

    You don’t have to enforce the bailiffs right away and the tenancy continues until “the bailiff executes the warrant”.

    The court may ask you to seek permission before getting the bailiff after 3 months.

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