As previously reported sometime ago, it was proposed that court fees generally would increase. This included the court fee for possession claims.
As of 21 March 2016 the court fees for possession claims have increased by £75.00 as follows:
- Accelerated possession claim (section 21 only) from £280.00 to £355.00.
- Standard possession claim (commonly used for section 8 claims) from £280.00 to £355.00.
- Possession claim online (PCOL) (section 8 rent arrears only) from £250.00 to £325.00.
The fee to issue a Warrant of Possession (Recovery of a Property or Land) remains the same as before at £121.00.
Our court form guidance pages have been updated accordingly but any sample forms we provide have not so you will need to change the amount when you actually complete a form.
There have been other court fee increases which are beyond the scope of this article.