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The notice is what we called Section 21 Notice. In that case, if you have been served a section 21 notice, your landlord can’t make you leave your home unless they’ve gone to court to get a possession order and a warrant for eviction - this means they can use court bailiffs to evict you.
Your landlord can only go to court after the date the section 21 notice says you have to leave.
However, if you’ve got a good relationship with your landlord, it might be worth asking them if you can stay in your home for longer. You should send a letter to your landlord explaining your situation and keep a copy of any reply you get. When your landlord goes to court, you might be able to ask the court to let you stay in your home for longer. In that case, you will need to get papers from the court before you can ask to stay in your home for longer.
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I understand. In any case, if you don’t leave your home by the date on your section 21 notice, you’ll get papers from the court.
The papers will include a copy of the form your landlord filled in when they started the claim- this is called the ‘claim form’. The papers will also include a form to tell the court if you disagree with what the landlord has said – this is called a “defence form”.
You will get the court papers because your landlord is taking action to make you leave your home. This is known as starting a possession claim. The court will then decide whether you need to leave your home.
This is your chance to ask the court to let you stay in your home for longer because of your circumstance.
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