Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Commissioning Sustainable Services

Closed 17 Mar 2017

Opened 20 Jan 2017

Results updated 16 Aug 2017

Following the consultation, the government has decided to proceed with the proposals as set out in the consultation; a summary of the responses and details of the reasons for that decision are set out in the consultation response.

The government received a total of 61 responses from:

  • the judiciary
  • legal practitioners and their representative groups
  • charities

All of which were carefully considered before reaching a conclusion. A list of all the organisations who responded can be found at Annex A of the consultation response.




This is a consultation on a competitive tendering approach for the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme which will consolidate the current number of schemes through joining courts allowing for larger and more sustainable contracts for providers.

Providers will offer their services at a price, without an administrative cap or floor, that reflects the costs of delivery in their local area and represents a fair market price for the work carried out whilst maintaining a quality service.

Update: In light of the announcement that a General Election is to be held on 8 June 2017 it has been necessary to revise our planned publication date for the consultation results.

Further information on timescales will be provided when available.


  • Legal professionals


  • Legal aid