Goods Left at Property

The majority of cases where goods have been left at the property by a tenant are when the tenancy has been abandoned. You should consult this guidance for details on abandoned tenancies. This guidance assumes there is no question as to whether the tenant has left or...

Completing Bailiff Form (N325)

High Court Enforcement Officers If you have obtained permission to transfer to the High Court at the time of applying for possession and still wish to transfer and use the High Court Enforcement Officer, please continue to follow that guidance. If you haven’t...

Small Claims Proceedings – Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Small Claims ProcedureDefault summons for money owing Landlords may issue a default summons to claim rent arrears and / or damages or any other amount of money the landlord may be entitled to when it is not appropriate to...

Right to Set Off

Fearns (t/a “Autopaint International”) v Anglo-Dutch Paint & Chemical Company Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC 2366 (Ch) Set off One of the main problems of the notice seeking possession (section 8 notice) usually used for rent arrears claims is the tenant’s make a...

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...