Form N5 - Claim Form for Possession of Property (Standard Procedure)
The PROP.SP.06 - Form N5 - Claim Form for Possession of Property (Standard
Procedure) is the Court form to 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).
This document is in PDF format and the up to date version of it can be
found on the government website by clicking on this link to the
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
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.
If you are applying to Court, you should also provide a statement setting out what knowledge you have about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the tenant and their dependants. This applies until 30 July 2021. The Court may not progress your case until you provide the required notice.
Please refer to the Section 8 Possession Guidance Notes for instructions as
to how to complete Form N5.