At the possession hearing, the court may grant one of two possession orders which are the instruction given by a court that tells a tenant when they have to vacate a property. There are two types of possession order:

  • Outright possession order
  • Suspended or postponed possession order

Outright possession order

When an outright possession order is made, it will specify when a tenant must leave the property by and is usually 14 days after the order is granted. If the tenant does not vacate by the specified date, a bailiff can be instructed to evict a tenant on your behalf.

Suspended and postponed possession order

If a suspended or postponed possession order is made, it will allow the tenant to remain in the property as long as they keep to certain conditions. These conditions will be set out on the court order. If the tenant breaches the conditions of a suspended order, a bailiff can be instructed to evict the tenant on or after the date specified in the order. Postponed orders don’t include a date, so if the tenant becomes in breach of the conditions, application for a fixed eviction date can be made.

There are other decisions a court may make other than a possession order. Our experts at Quadrant Evictions will be happy to go through these possible alternatives.

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