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  • This is both the process and the act of returning the property keys and access rights to the landlord.  This may be at the end of a  fixed term tenancy or during an extended term called a periodical tenancy.
  • It might also be the adversarial re-possession via a County Court following the grant by a judge of a possession order.
  • Should a tenant refuse to leave following such possession order a further application to the court is required to obtain a bailiff's order to evict tenants in the event the tenant refuses to leave voluntarily.
Published: 11 November 2013 Last Updated: 30 November 2021