FAQs – Do I need to file a Reactivation Notice?


Landlords need to confirm if they wish to make or continue with an eviction claim by filling in a reactivation notice and sending it to the court.

How do I know if I need to file a Reactivation Notice?

If your possession claim was listed for a hearing but then adjourned due to COVID19 or if your claim had been issued at court before 3 August 2020 but not yet actioned by court due to the eviction ban.

My claim was issued pre COVID. Do I still need to issue a Reactivation Notice?

Yes, if you are waiting for a hearing to be listed or a possession order.

My tenants are not in rent arrears. Do I still need to submit the Notice?

Yes, the protocol also applies to Accelerated Possession Proceedings.

What happens after the reactivation notice is served?

Upon receipt of the reaction notice, the court must give at least 21 days’ notice to the parties of any hearings listed or relisted.

What about possession claims made on or after 3 August 2020?

Any possession claims which are made between 3 August 2020 and 22 August 2020 are automatically stayed but the reactivation notice won’t be necessary.

What if no Reactivation Notice is filed?

If a landlord fails to file and serve a Reactivation Notice in relation to a claim issued before 3 August 2020 by 4pm on 29 January 2021 the claim will automatically be suspended.

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