Receiving an eviction notice

Getting an eviction notice is very stressful, here's what you should do if you get one.

1. Don't panic

Facing eviction is very stressful and can be upsetting.

Nothing is going to happen today. Have a cup of tea, call a friend, try to calm down a little bit, and take some time for yourself. You have plenty of time to sort this out.

2. Check the eviction notice

The eviction notice can be invalidated if it is not completed correctly. It must give you the right amount of notice, and will either be a "Section 21" or (less often) a "Section 8" notice.

We will want to see this (as well as your tenancy agreement) as soon as possible, so keep it somewhere safe.

3. Call us

Call us on 0800 707 42 02, or message our Facebook page or Instagram account.

4. Decide if you want to leave

Most often, you don't want to leave, but you may decide that it's now the most straightforward option.

Either way, have a think about what you want to do. Even if you're happy to go quietly, you may not want to do it on the landlords terms or timetable.

5. Make a plan B

Can you find somewhere else to live? We always try to help members stay in their current homes, but landlords have a lot of power in this situation.

However having a backup plan will make the experience less stressful and means you'll be ready if you do have to move out.