s8 proceedings has gone to fast track with 2 days trial in 3 months time, its likely that the defendant might win the claim for disrepair etc… on the strength of this can this be withdrawn (what are the implications of this – can it still go ahead i.e. the counter claim etc…? and if we withdraw are we just withdrawing claim for possession?) and if its withdrawn, can we then start the s21 process? whilst this is all happening above?
Plus, can possession still be granted even if the judge awards damages / compensation etc..? as the arrears is not disputed?
Plus under s21, it is my understanding that only exceptional hardship can be used as defence, or can the above issues prevalent possession in s21 The tenancy started pre oct 2015