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Hi, thank you for your question. Firstly, if you do not leave then the only legal option the landlord has is to continue with the possession claim to court. Once the possession order is granted, this gives a date by which you need to give possession of the property back to the landlord - the notice from the court should state when the possession hearing is.
However, even then for the landlord to actually take possession, in the event that you cannot move out, he must apply to court for a Notice of Eviction. This gives a date by which you must move out or a bailiff will attend the property to repossess.
Once you receive the Notice of Eviction you can take this to your local authority housing office and apply as a homeless person for assistance.
The usual time frame for the landlord's proceedings would be in the region of 1-4 months.
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