Bailiffs Coming Tomorrow but Tenant Submitting a N244
After two court appearances and possession orders granted, the bailiffs are booked for an eviction tomorrow morning at 9.45 am. However, the local housing authority has just telephoned to say the tenant (who has not attended any court hearings or filed a defence) is now submitting an N244 to cancel the bailiffs.
What is our next step? Do we have any rights?
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The court will generally award the costs of the application for possession against the tenant, but they may allow them time to pay if they are on a limited income. A landlord may feel that it is not worth seeking to claim the costs once the property has been recovered if it will be challenging to administer the instalments.