Has your landlord asked you to leave your home? Did you know that in most circumstances, you can only be evicted when your landlord has;
- Given you a written notice (a ‘section 8’ or ‘section 21’ notice) AND
- Got a Possession Order from the County Court after the notice has run out AND
- Got a Warrant of Eviction
A notice to leave is only the first step You are legally allowed to stay in your home until the date of eviction.
The earlier you get advice, the more likely it is you might be able to remain in your home or get help to find somewhere else to live before you become homeless.
If you have nowhere to stay tonight, contact your local homelessness team. They might be able to give you emergency accommodation straight away, for example, if you have children or health problems.
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing: Homeless Prevention and Advice
Bolton Council: Housing Options Team
If you need advice about being evicted or emergency accommodation in another area, contact Shelter’s Housing Advice line on: 0808 800 4444
CONTACT US if you are living in a private rented tenancy in Rochdale or Bolton and need any advice about being asked to leave your home.