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Q: What do I do if I cannot stop an eviction?

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If there is nothing you can do to stop yourself being evicted, then TTV advises you to do the right thing and find somewhere new to live (see Finding a home). Walk away peacefully before being ejected; people in this situation often move on to better things. The last thing you want is to wait for the bailiffs to knock on the door. If you are being evicted imminently, refer to the section on the Shelter website finding a place to live for information about getting somewhere else to live quickly and at an affordable rent.

  • If you have a little more time, you might be able to get help from the council. The council has a legal duty to help anyone threatened with homelessness.
  • If you know that you will definitely be evicted on a certain date, pack and leave before the day. Anywhere will feel better than standing in the street surrounded by your possessions.