Absolute Orders or Suspended (Postponed) Orders

A possession order may be made as an absolute order or suspended on terms. For example, a landlord’s allegations of anti-social behaviour (ground 14) may be proven, and the tenant may have produced no evidence to suggest that their conduct has changed or will change. In that situation, the court may decide to make an absolute order. By contrast, an application made due to breach of contract based on the tenant failing to pay rent (say ground 10) may be granted as a suspended order if the tenant has shown that they have commenced making regular payments towards the arrears since the landlord made the application.