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Form N5B - Claim for possession of property (accelerated procedure)

Use this form to apply for a county court order to get possession of a property let under an assured shorthold tenancy agreement (AST) for a residential property located in England or Wales. It will create cover sheets for you to attach supporting documents to, if your circumstances require it.

To use this form, all of the following must be true:

  • You're claiming possession of a property rented under a AST that began on or after 28 February 1997.
  • All the AST agreements with the tenants are written.
  • All of the tenants are individuals (i.e. not companies or organisations).
  • At least one of the tenants occupies the property as their only home.
  • None of the tenants are employed in agriculture.
  • If there is more than one landlord, none of them operate as a business.
  • A section 21 notice has been served on the all the tenants at the same time and in the same way.
  • Your claim is only for possession of your property and doesn't include any other claim (e.g. rent arrears).
  • If you've received a deposit, you've paid it into a government-approved tenancy deposit scheme.
  • If the first or latest tenancy agreement is dated on or before 1st December 2003, you've paid any owed stamp duty.

Note that you must send a court fee with this form and a notice about the effect coronavirus has had on the tenants and any of their dependants (you can use our document Possession claim notice: effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the tenant to do this).

Compatible region(s): England & Wales

Form N5B - Claim for possession of property (accelerated procedure)

Use this form to apply for a county court order to get possession of a property let under an assured shorthold tenancy agreement (AST) for a residential property located in England or Wales. It will create cover sheets for you to attach supporting documents to, if your circumstances require it.

To use this form, all of the following must be true:

  • You're claiming possession of a property rented under a AST that began on or after 28 February 1997.
  • All the AST agreements with the tenants are written.
  • All of the tenants are individuals (i.e. not companies or organisations).
  • At least one of the tenants occupies the property as their only home.
  • None of the tenants are employed in agriculture.
  • If there is more than one landlord, none of them operate as a business.
  • A section 21 notice has been served on the all the tenants at the same time and in the same way.
  • Your claim is only for possession of your property and doesn't include any other claim (e.g. rent arrears).
  • If you've received a deposit, you've paid it into a government-approved tenancy deposit scheme.
  • If the first or latest tenancy agreement is dated on or before 1st December 2003, you've paid any owed stamp duty.

Note that you must send a court fee with this form and a notice about the effect coronavirus has had on the tenants and any of their dependants (you can use our document Possession claim notice: effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the tenant to do this).

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