Enforcing a judgment or order for possession of land

The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Enforcing a judgment or order for possession of land
  • CPR 83 provisions regarding writs and warrants
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Enforcement in the High Court of a judgment or order for possession of land—writ of possession
  • Regaining possession of a property after execution of a writ of possession—writ of restitution
  • Notice of eviction for writs and warrants of possession
  • Notice of further eviction attempt
  • Enforcement in the County Court of a judgment or order for possession of land—warrant of possession
  • Do I need permission to issue a warrant of possession?
  • How to apply for a warrant of possession in the County Court
  • More...

Enforcing a judgment or order for possession of land

CPR 83 provisions regarding writs and warrants

CPR 83 and CPR PD 83 contain rules governing the issue of writs and warrants

For general guidance on CPR 83, see Practice Note: Writs and warrants to enforce judgment—general provisions.

This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR and relevant legislation. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.

For specific guidance on writs and warrants for seizing a debtor's goods to satisfy a judgment debt, see: Taking control of the debtor's goods—overview.

For specific guidance on writs and warrants for the delivery up of goods, see Practice Note: Enforcing a judgment or order for delivery up.

For guidance on CPR 55 and the recovery of possession of land claims, see Practice Notes: CPR 55 procedure in relation to commercial property and Squatters—possession proceedings.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, various changes have been made to how possession proceedings are currently conducted. This Practice Note must therefore be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—implications for property—Possession claims.

Note also that there was a general prohibition in place on executing writs or warrant of possession, executing a writ or warrant of restitution or delivering a notice of eviction in Wales, until

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