Government Decides To Increase Court Fees (Again)

Government Decides To Increase Court Fees (Again)

Back in April 2014 court fees for possession claims increased to £280.00 for a manual claim and £250.00 where the possession claim online system was used. Then, in January 2015, a consultation was issued which proposed a further increase by another £75.00 on both...
Four Court Cases Of HMO Criminal Offences

Four Court Cases Of HMO Criminal Offences

Overcrowded Shared house landlord Javeed Hossain crammed 10 tenants into a home licensed for six to safely live while ignoring fire safety measures. Magistrates at Uxbridge, Hillingdon, West London, fined him £11,000 for breaking house in multiple occupation licensing...
​580 Landlords Face Courts For Breaking Housing Laws

​580 Landlords Face Courts For Breaking Housing Laws

Property experts are warning London landlords that they are likely to end up in the courts if the break private rented home licensing rules. London Property Licensing has put together a list of council prosecutions in the capital against landlords over three years....

New Court Forms For Landlords

As we reported the other day, many of the court forms that are used by landlords have changed. The forms that we have found to be changed so far are: N5b – Accelerated possession claim form N5 – Claim form for possession N325 – Request for Warrant of...

Civil Justice Reform April 2013

Civil justice reforms The civil justice system is being reformed and many new provisions are to take effect from 1 April 2013 including changes to the small claims threshold, legal aid and no win no fee arrangements. Small claims track threshold changes If a landlord...

How to Obtain a Charging Order

When taking a guarantor for a tenancy, it is good advice to ensure the guarantor is a home owner. This way, if the tenant defaults the guarantor can be held liable and ultimately if they are a home owner you can obtain a charging order against land or property they...
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