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Defending Possession Claims

If your landlord has sent you a notice seeking possession or has made a claim to court asking for possession of your property it is important to obtain legal advice as soon as possible so that you know your rights and any steps that you may be able to take.


If you do not act quickly you may risk potentially being made homeless.


Landlords must follow a legal process to legally get a possession order.

It is important to get advice as early as possible as you may have a defence to the claim which would mean that your landlord was not entitled to a possession order and you may not have to leave the property.

Contact our Housing team today if any of the following apply:

  • You have received a notice from your landlord asking you to leave your home by a certain date (this may be called a section 8 notice, a section 21 notice, or a Notice Seeking Possession).
  • You have received papers from the court notifying you that your landlord has issued a claim for possession of your home.
  • You have received a possession order from the Court.
  • You have received a notice of eviction from the Court notifying you of the date on which a bailiff will evict you from your home.

How can we help? Contact us today

Contact us on on 0114 2496609 or 0114 2496666 and one of our advisors will be in touch to discuss your situation. We will take some initial information and if we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

Speak to our team today

The Housing team

Our team, headed up by housing law expert Graham Hogarth, is a dedicated team with many years of experience. Delivering quality law with excellent care, they understand that they’re not dealing with ‘cases’ but with people, not bound up in legal process but in real lives. It’s a team you’ll want on your side.

The Housing Team

Marie Busfield


0114 249 6627
Samuel Wattret


0114 249 6648
Graham Hogarth

Consumer Claims and Civil Disputes

0114 249 6630
Tracy Hinchcliffe


0114 249 6635