Domestic Repossession
Why use a High Court Enforcement Officer [HCEO]?

Savvy Landlords find that using a HCEO to evict delinquent tenants is the fastest and therefore the most cost-effective route.

Eviction through the County Court takes on average 16 weeks, but should the tenant frustrate this process the clock starts ticking again, dramatically extending the period you are without rent.

In most cases we are able to take possession in under 3 weeks from receipt of the sealed Writ of Possession which includes serving the Notice of Eviction!

Using Section 42 of the County Court Act 1984 the Possession Order can be transferred to the High Court for Enforcement. Whilst it is best to request permission at the time of the initial application, permission can be sought at a later date.

When seeking permission, it is vital that you include valid reasons with supportive evidence for the transfer request. The most common reasons are the significant delays by the County Court Bailiffs, excessive rent arrears and/or anti-social behaviour. The Landlord may also be experiencing loss of income upon which he relies.

If the Tenants owe in excess of £5,000 rent arrears you can request the transfer based on the intention to enforce both the Possession and the money Judgment at the same time.

Once you have your Possession Order with permission to transfer to the High Court, then you can make steps to recover your property.

Our fee includes the Court fee, Service of Notice Fee, Repossession Fee and appropriate VAT. The only additional cost would be a locksmith fee, which we ask you to arrange at the time of the eviction.

There are no hidden costs!

Our Team will always be happy to discuss your particular circumstances. We are not ‘one size fits all’. Alternatively, you can simply complete an Instruction Form and email or post this directly to us… we are here to help!

repo@highcourtsolutions.co.uk or telephone 0300 303 3220

How Does the Eviction Process Work?

Once in receipt of your completed Instruction Form and a copy of the Possession Order [with permission to transfer] we will action this immediately sending you the required Court paperwork for signature.

On receipt of the signed paperwork the application is immediately electronically transferred to the High Court for Sealing.

Once we have the Sealed Writ of Possession, a Notice of Eviction is hand delivered which gives the Tenant a clear 14 Days’ Notice, detailing the time and date of the proposed eviction. It is a legal requirement for this to be served by the HCEO.

We will ask you to arrange a locksmith to attend at the time of the eviction and your tenants will be evicted from the property.

What About the Rent Arrears?

Landlords can recover rent arrears from existing or former tenants.

If at the time of instructing us to evict your tenants, you wish to recover the outstanding rent arrears as detailed within the Possession Order, it is important that you inform us at the time of instruction. This is simply because the Court application process is slightly different. We will be required to issue the tenants with a Regulatory Notice of Enforcement, alongside the Notice of Eviction.

In reality, it is highly unlikely that we would successfully recover your rent arrears, whilst taking possession at the same time. We recommend that Landlords wait a few months in the hope that the tenants’ financial circumstances have improved. Bearing in mind that you have 6 years to enforce the monetary Judgment of a Possession Order. We have a no trace no fee tracing service.

All we require is a completed Instruction Form, a copy of the Money Judgment, payment of the £71.00 Court Fee and £90.00 [£75 + VAT] Compliance Fee. Both fees are wholly refundable upon success!

Our Team will always be happy to discuss your particular circumstances. We are not ‘one size fits all’. Alternatively, you can simply complete an Instruction Form and email or post this directly to us… we are here to help!

repo@highcourtsolutions.co.uk or telephone 0300 303 3220