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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Possession order

You can be asked to go to court if you miss payments on your mortgage. Getting a court summons doesn't mean that you'll lose your home. There are a number of decisions that the judge at court can make. Our advisers at Housing Rights may be able to represent you at your court hearing.

Different things can happen if you have to go to court for a possession hearing. The judge can make an order, schedule another hearing, or dismiss the case.

If the Chancery Master grants your lender possession, the lender has to apply to the Enforcement of Judgments Office to enforce the court's decision. Even at this late stage, you may be able to avoid having to leave your home if you can come up with a realistic proposal of repaying the money owed.

Housing Rights has a special team of advisers who help people who've fallen behind with their mortgage and who are worried about repossession.

You have a right to begin eviction proceedings against your tenants. In some cases, you may have to have reasons for evicting a tenant. In other cases, you will simply have to follow the correct legal process.

You must follow due process of law when evicting a tenant. If you aren't careful in following the correct legal procedure you could be found guilty of carrying out an illegal eviction.

In order to lawfully evict you, your landlord must follow the correct legal procedure. Similarly, you must follow the correct procedure if you wish to leave the property.

Protected tenants have greater rights to stay on in a property than other tenants. You may be entitled to stay in the property for the rest of your life. Responsibility for repairs in protected tenancies may depend on whether you have a tenancy agreement or not.

Your landlord must be very careful when trying to evict your from a protected tenancy. Unless the landlord can prove that certain criteria apply to your tenancy, any eviction could be illegal.

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