If your landlord applies to the court for accelerated possession, the court will send you a copy of the application.
If you want to challenge the application, you must do this within 14 days of receiving it.
A judge will decide whether to:
- issue a possession order, giving your landlord the right to evict you and take possession of the property (this is normally the case)
- have a court hearing (this usually only happens if the paperwork isn’t in order or you’ve raised an important issue)
Even if there’s a hearing, the court can still decide to issue a possession order.
If the judge makes a possession order, you’ll normally have 14 or 28 days to leave the property. If this will cause you exceptional hardship, the judge may give you up to 42 days to leave.
If you don’t leave at this point, your landlord can use bailiffs to evict you.