Defending Possession Claims

If your landlord threatens to evict you, you should know your rights, understand how to avoid eviction and defend your possession claim.

The law provides safeguards to prevent unfair and arbitrary evictions. By understanding your rights, you can take the necessary steps to navigate the eviction process.

You should know when a landlord is entitled to seek possession and when a possession claim is maliciously intended. Landlords may use Section 21 or Section 8 notices as legal grounds for eviction.

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Defending Possession Claims

However, it’s essential to remember that receiving such notices doesn’t mean you have no options. You can challenge the validity of these notices and dispute the eviction with proper legal support.

When defending a possession claim, various possible defences are available to you. These may include factors like the existence of a deposit, the type of tenancy you have (such as a Housing Association tenancy), counterclaims that can help reduce any arrears, or even challenging the reasonableness of the possession order sought by the landlord.

Given the complexity of defending possession claims and the potential consequences, seeking legal assistance is highly recommended.

Here at the London-based Adam Bernard’s law firm, our experienced housing solicitors can provide tailored advice, guide you through the process, and help build a robust defence strategy to protect your rights as a tenant.

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