Landlords have to follow specific legal procedures to evict their tenants. For example:
- You should be given a certain amount of notice before you have to leave
- Your landlord may need to have a reason for evicting you (for example, because your lease has ended or you have broken a term of your tenancy agreement).
If your landlord does not follow the correct legal procedure or tries to evict you illegally, you may be able to get the eviction stopped.
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A Notice of Proceedings for Recovery of Possession is a warning that the Housing Association or Council may take Court action against you to recover your home. It does not mean you have to move out. It does not affect your right to stay in the home. It does not affect your duty to pay your rent. It is the first step in the legal process which could lead to you being evicted if you don't pay your rent or if you break one of the conditions of your lease.