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    hi all

    i was granted my possession order, the tenant has to leave tomo

    what form do i need to fill in to instruct the bailiffs?

    can this be done online?

    how long should it take?

    thanks in advance

    #2
    Here's the form
    http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/H...t_forms_id=562

    Search the forum for "N325" for more info.

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      #3
      n325 bailiffs

      hi

      thanks, i'm filling it in now!

      several questions please:
      for part 2: name and address for service and payment - is this the address of the tenant? or my office address?

      for part 4: balance due at date of request - do i need to fill this in? its an s21 so i'm not after rent arrears

      it asks for a land registry fee - do i need to supply a land registry to prove i am the landlord?

      the issue fee is £95 right?

      how long will if take for the bailiff to come and do their stuff?

      can i give the bailiff a key to open the tenant's door?

      what happens to the tenant's belongings? can he take them and sell them to cover the court costs?

      please reply asap so i can serve it to the court tomo morning

      all replies would be v welcome!!

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        #4
        Originally posted by Evergreen View Post
        hi

        thanks, i'm filling it in now!

        several questions please:
        for part 2: name and address for service and payment - is this the address of the tenant? or my office address? Your address
        for part 4: balance due at date of request - do i need to fill this in? its an s21 so i'm not after rent arrears leave it blank

        it asks for a land registry fee - do i need to supply a land registry to prove i am the landlord? leave it blank

        the issue fee is £95 right? yes

        how long will if take for the bailiff to come and do their stuff? depends on their backlog - you can phone after you have lodged your application to get an idea - probably 4-6 weeks

        can i give the bailiff a key to open the tenant's door?

        what happens to the tenant's belongings? can he take them and sell them to cover the court costs? unlikely. If the tenant leaves any belongings then you cannot simply dispose of them. Search on the forum for abandonment of property, or bailee for further info.
        please reply asap so i can serve it to the court tomo morning

        all replies would be v welcome!!

        See above in red
        PAUL GIBBS, solicitor, Jacobs & Reeves. My comments on this forum are correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. No responsibility or liability is accepted by reason of reliance upon such comments. This disclaimer would not apply to direct clients of Jacobs & Reeves where there is a valid retainer in place and I would be happy to confirm any advice if formally instructed. . Jacobs & Reeves now offer a fixed fee possession service.

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          #5
          thanks, 2 more questions to conclude the warrant

          for part 5, its asks to describe the land (as set out in the particulars of the claim)

          what does this mean and what should i wirte?

          if the bailiff turns up and cannot get into the property, can i give him the keys to get in?

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            #6
            You need to put the full address of the property, which should match the address as stated in the particulars of claim.

            You can provide a key to the bailiffs on the day, however, presumably you are also going to arrange a locksmith to attend to change the locks?
            PAUL GIBBS, solicitor, Jacobs & Reeves. My comments on this forum are correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. No responsibility or liability is accepted by reason of reliance upon such comments. This disclaimer would not apply to direct clients of Jacobs & Reeves where there is a valid retainer in place and I would be happy to confirm any advice if formally instructed. . Jacobs & Reeves now offer a fixed fee possession service.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Evergreen View Post
              thanks, 2 more questions to conclude the warrant

              for part 5, its asks to describe the land (as set out in the particulars of the claim)

              what does this mean and what should i wirte?
              This is the address of the property you are repossessing

              if the bailiff turns up and cannot get into the property, can i give him the keys to get in?
              Yes He is authorised to do this.

              This is all subject to what Paul Gibbs may say as he knows much more about it than me!

              P.P.
              Any information given in this post is based on my personal experience as a landlord, what I have learned from this and other boards and elsewhere. It is not to be relied on. Definitive advice is only available from a Solicitor or other appropriately qualified person.

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                #8
                thanks

                lets assume the tenant tries to be clever and changes the lock b4 hand

                can we break the door down? or isnt this allowed?

                or can we enter via the back window?

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                  #9
                  use the locksmith to drill the lock in the presence of the bailiff.
                  PAUL GIBBS, solicitor, Jacobs & Reeves. My comments on this forum are correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. No responsibility or liability is accepted by reason of reliance upon such comments. This disclaimer would not apply to direct clients of Jacobs & Reeves where there is a valid retainer in place and I would be happy to confirm any advice if formally instructed. . Jacobs & Reeves now offer a fixed fee possession service.

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