Waltham Forest Housing’s aim is to sustain tenancies by avoiding
evictions wherever possible. However there are cases where we will
enforce the Council’s tenancy agreement where a breach has
The main reasons why people are being evicted are;
- Rent Arrears
- Anti Social Behaviour
Before a tenant is evicted, Waltham Forest Housing on
behalf of the Council must apply to the county court for a
possession order. There are three types of possession orders which
could be granted by the courts.
- Outright possession order,
- Suspended possession order
- Postponed possession order.
The differences between the three possession orders affect
whether or not a tenant is allowed to stay in their property whilst
complying with the terms and conditions of that order, or whether a
tenant must give up their tenancy within a specified number of
In the case of a suspended possession order or postponed
possession order, if a tenant breaches the terms set by the Court
then Waltham Forest Housing can apply to enforce the
possession order. The tenant will be notified of the date when the
possession order will be enforced and they will be evicted.
In the case of an outright possession order, the tenant will be
notified of the date when the possession order will be enforced and
they will be evicted.
Tenants are required to remove all of their belongings from the
Tenants faced with eviction should contact Waltham Forest
Housing at Cedar Wood House, Fulbourne Road, Walthamstow, E17
4GG or call 020 8496 3000.
If you believe someone has vacated, sublet or is illegally
occupying a Council property report it to 020 8496 4299. Your
report will be dealt with in confidence.
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