Form N5 - Claim Form for Possession of Property (Standard Procedure)
This Form N5 - Claim Form for Possession of Property (Standard Procedure) should be used by a landlord who wants to apply to court for a possession order for residential property that has been let on an assured shorthold tenancy (AST).
The completed Form N5 needs to be sent to the County Court in the area in which the property is situated along with Form N119 (particulars of claim). See the template Letter Enclosing N5 & N119.
Note that a claim may also be started online via the www.gov.uk website. The guidance below is designed for landlords who are using a paper Form N5 but it will also assist landlords who are using the online option.
Before applying to court, the landlord must have served a Section 8 Notice on the tenant. See our Section 8 Possession Guidance and our Section 8 Notice templates for more information.
Please refer to the Section 8 Possession Guidance Notes for instructions as to how to complete Form N5.
This Form N5 is also available in our Free section.
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