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Stage 3: Enforcing your possession order (rent arrears)

If you have obtained a court order for possession against your tenant(s) for rent arrears and they have failed to vacate the property by the time stipulated in the order, you can use this pack to apply to the court bailiff to remove the tenants from your property and for you to regain possession. The pack contains the court forms and letters required to follow the court procedure.

Begin the process by completing the document ‘Form N325 - Request for warrant of possession of land’ and sending it to the court with its associated covering letter, ‘Covering letter for form N325 (application for warrant of possession)’. During the course of the court procedure, you will need to send the ‘Letter to bailiffs enclosing completed forms.
Pack documents:

•    Form N325 - Request for warrant of possession of land
•    Covering letter for form N325 (application for warrant of possession)
•    Letter to bailiffs enclosing completed forms

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Covering letter for form N325 (application for warrant of possession) (Guidance Notes)
This document creates a covering letter to the court for a landlord issuing an application for a warrant of possession which is used to evict a tenant by a bailiff appointed by the court. To use this document, you will need to have obtained an order for possession of the property and the time for the tenant to vacate must have expired or the tenant must have breached the terms of a suspended possession order. You must have also completed 'Form N325 - Request for warrant of possession of land'. Please note that this document can only be used in England & Wales.
Form N325 - Request for warrant of possession of land (Guidance Notes)
Form N325 should be used to apply to the court to instruct court bailiffs to evict any tenants who have failed to vacate the property within the time given to them by the court under the terms of a possession order, or if the tenant has failed to comply with the terms of a suspended possession order. It can also be used to instruct the court bailiff to recover any money owed by tenants. Once completed, this form must be sent to the relevant court together with the appropriate court fee. It is only suitable for claims within England & Wales. Important Notice In order to use this document you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. The Adobe software is free and may be downloaded by clicking here.
Letter to bailiffs enclosing completed forms (Guidance Notes)
Use this document to create a covering letter for a completed bailiff's questionnaire after you have obtained an order for a warrant of possession using Form N235. The questionnaire will confirm the bailiff's appointment to attend the property to evict the tenant. Please note that this document can only be used in England and Wales.
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