Transferring the Order for Possession is similar in many respects to that of transferring a judgment for money, and many High Court Enforcement Officers will provide a service to facilitate the transfer.

When issuing a writ, you will need to either name the Authorised High Court Enforcement Officer or address it to the “Authorised High Court Enforcement Officers of England and Wales” - the writ will be assigned to a High Court Enforcement Officer through the cab rank system called NICE Sheriffs operated by Registry Trust.

To do this paperwork yourself, you will need to request this certificate on Court Form N293a, which is a combined certificate of judgment to enforce the judgment by a Writ of Possession. You can get form N293a from Her Majesty’s Court Service website or from any County Court office.

If the Order of Possession is in respect of trespassers, and you want to prepare the paperwork yourself, when you get form N293a you must complete part 1 and 2 and send these to the court where the judgment was made. If you do not complete it fully, the court may have to return it to you. You must state the date of judgment and the details of order of possession, including any additional costs allowed by the court since judgment; the total of any interest that has accrued on the judgment and, if appropriate, the daily rate. There are notes on both sides of the form, which you need to read to ensure you have completed the form correctly.

Once returned from the court, complete part 3 of the form and send this with the Writ of Possession Form 66 to a District Registry of the High Court with the Court Fee for sealing.

However, a Landlord and Tenant Order for Possession the process is different, and an application is needed for an Order under Section 42. It is usually best practise to include this as part of the original possession claim. If this isn’t the case, you may have to also fill in an application notice (N244) and pay an additional fee of up to £255.

Once the Order for Possession and Order under Section 42 is obtained application to the High Court (District Registry where the Order for Possession is made) can be made for the Writ of Possession. There is a court fee of £66 which must be paid at the same time the forms are submitted.

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