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  1. #1
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    Default Bailiffs/ Possession Order

    Finally the date of the postponed Possession Order has arrived. I called the Bailiffs Dept and was told I would probably get a date in October!!!

    Can anyone please advise me on how to get an earlier date? Can i go to another county court and use their bailiffs?

    Also am i right in thinking, after the date of the PO i will need to go to the court with the N325 form and money and it will take a few days before it is passed onto the bailiffs dept - therefore delaying it more?

    Any advice much appreciated.

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    Yes you cant apply for bailiffs until after the date for possession has passed.

    Is your tenant waiting for council to house them or will the bailifs actually have to spend time evicting them.

    If the former then worth going to speak to the bailiffs and tell them it is possible they may not even have to show up and hence can they fit you in early. Otherwise ask if they have a cancellation.

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    Mary

    Honestly don't waste your time, I spent everyday onto the court and the baliffs and never helped at all, you have to wait for the PO date to pass, I submitted my N325 the very next day, it took the court around 10 days to process the form, which was then passed to the baliffs, the baliffs then took a further 7 days to send out a date (which was four weeks in advance) so late September early October looks about right.

    Its a complete joke, but no amount of chasing made any difference

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    I don't think that is good advice.

    It just depends on the bailiffs. Go and speak to them, you normally have to go pretty early and they may try and help you.

    As for court taking 10 days to turn warrant artound again it depends on the court. My court did it in a day or two.

    The bailiffs gave me an appointment 2 weeks after I applied despite their normal time being 6-8 weeks. In the end they did not have to attend as council re-housed.

    It is obviously down to luck, but if you don't shoot, you don't score.

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    AH

    October is still a realistic date, you have had your experience, i've detailed mine, its also the holiday season so lots of staff away etc, at the end of day we can offer our opinion, so September/October looks about right.

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    I've been told if you get to the court early enough in the morning and ask to speak to the bailif direct before they go out on their first job of the day they can sometimes fit you in earlier if a space becomes open. It is worth a try you have to go down there any way, just go first thing in the morning.

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    Thanks AH and Porridge for your advice.

    I guess there is no harm at all in going in person and explaining the situation to the Bailiffs and seeing if there is a possibility they can fit me in earlier. Fingers crossed.

    Unfortunately all communication with the tenants have broken down - i don't know if the council has agreed to rehouse them or not (they had rent arrears).

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    Quote Originally Posted by porridge View Post
    AH

    October is still a realistic date, you have had your experience, i've detailed mine, its also the holiday season so lots of staff away etc, at the end of day we can offer our opinion, so September/October looks about right.
    I would agree with your estimations, however you advised the original poster not to bother trying and that is where I beg to differ. If she does not have to travel far from the court then it is worth going to see the bailiff. I went there at around 7.30am one day and got lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ah84 View Post
    I would agree with your estimations, however you advised the original poster not to bother trying and that is where I beg to differ. If she does not have to travel far from the court then it is worth going to see the bailiff. I went there at around 7.30am one day and got lucky.
    Fair enough, I stand corrected, I just vented my frustrated experience, who knows.




    Mary

    I have written to all the departments at my tenants local council, I am lucky in that I have secured her HB directly to me, I also complained that they haven't rehoused her as yet, my guess is that they will only offer emergency B&B and she has decided to stick around in her/my cosy 3 bed house until the baliffs arrive.

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    Just thought i would give an update - i called the bailiffs dept and they were helpful when i explained the situation and said they would give me a call if they had an earlier date. There was a bit of stress waiting for a call but after a few days i got a call and a much earlier date, mid- September! So it is worth trying to speak to them.

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