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Hello and thank you for requesting me.
How can I help?
My mother owns a property
she was living in the property with her son, daughter in law and 2 children
earlier this year she fell out with them and left the property
they are not rent payers and so are legally classed as licensees
we sent them a notice through a solicitor saying that my mother is revoking their right to remain there and they need to leave the property by 10am october 31st
i received a letter from their solicitor saying that we need a court order to evict them, is this true?
You must get a Court order to evict
do we need to apply for a court order after the 31st
can you just confirm what is the process for evicting licensees
1) You serve notice
2) They do not move out
3) You issue a claim form N5
4) The court lists for hearing
5) A possession order is made
6) If they dont leave you instruct bailiffs.
That's it really!
Can I clarify anything for you?
what is the court order called
oh possession order
Or an order for possession.
Either way works
his solicitor is saying that if we dont have a court order, we must withdraw the notice
No, you can give notice to leave, notice to quit
But you cant just change the locks and evct
* evict *
Does that help?
alex, did you get that letter
Yes. You dont need to withdraw the notice
how do i respond
Just that you accept you need to get a Court order but the notice does not need to be withdrawn,