Form N11R - Defence Form
The PROP.SP.11 - Form N11R - Defence Form is the court form to be used by a tenant who wishes to defend their landlord’s possession claim or who is seeking a postponement of possession on the grounds of exceptional hardship.
The defence will either set out why the tenant believes that the landlord is not entitled to possession or will set out details of the exceptional hardship.
The up to date version of it can be found on the government website by clicking on this link to the relevant page: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-n11r-defence-form.
Once you have opened the template form on the government website, you should save a copy to a location of your choice and then you can complete that copy.
A court will send this form to the defendant with the claim for possession. The court will also tell the defendant the date of the hearing.
If you want to respond to the claim, you should complete the form and return it to the court within 14 days of receiving it.