If you have rent arrears, then your landlord may try to have you evicted. This is referred to as ‘seeking possession’ and requires a court order. It is against the law to try and get you to leave your home without going to court first.
As is often the case, if you fall behind with your rent, it is advisable to speak to your landlord and come to an arrangment for paying back your rent.
Even if your landlord doesn seek to have you evicted, you could still be allowed to stay in your home if you can pursuade your landlord that you can catch up with payments and avoid falling behind again.
To find out more, visit our Rent & Mortgage Arrears page.