Lawyers for Enforcing Possession Orders


These services are essential to get right in residential property management. Incorrect drafting/processes may mean that the landlord is unable to obtain possession and/or arrears and other costs from their tenant.

Landlords cannot legally evict residential tenants unless they have obtained a court order for possession. Once a landlord does have a Possession Order, if the tenant doesn’t move out, that Possession Order ought to be enforced by bailiffs.

We will apply for the “Warrant”, that is the Court’s authorisation and direction to its officers, to enforce the possession order on your behalf; our fee does not include any subsequent litigation support work that may be required, that we will supply at our standard time rates.

Please note that this applies to English properties only. The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 will come into force on 15 July 2022. This Act will fundamentally change the current system for letting residential property in Wales.

How long will it take?

We don’t generally do anything for new clients until our process of client retention has concluded – this involves agreeing the scope of what we are doing for the price (our terms are below), setting-up our client record, and producing the bill (payment in advance is required for all new clients).

After that, the production of the application for the warrant can be undertake in about an hour once we can schedule it in our workflow, that can depend on how busy we are at any particular time. We would not usually take-on a job for which we could not engage within about a working week.

The application has to be sent to the Court for the Court to process – they often take about a fortnight to do so. Once issued, the date on which the warrant will actually be enforced depends on how busy the Court bailiffs are at a particular time; the date is rarely less than a month after issue, and can be considerably more at busy times.

Money Matters

Your supplier is SRA-regulated Mounteney Solicitors, that charges VAT some customers may be able to reclaim

We charge £450 + VAT = £540 for arranging to enforce a Possession Order with a warrant and bailiff’s visit. There is an additional fee for Court, and for the Court Bailiff (we will advise)

There is more about our fees on our website here

If you have any questions or require any further information, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.