There is a new online form for the accelerated possession procedure. This should not be confused with an online “application” such as the Possession Claim On Line (PCOL) procedure.
The new accelerated form is simply a mechanism to enter the information online and then at the end you print the form off and post to the appropriate court with payment. In a sense it’s no different to using the PDF form as you still can do – where it’s completed on screen, printed and sent to the appropriate court.
However, the new online form is much simpler and the wording of the questions are much better and clearer than on the paper form. Further, only the boxes that need completion are displayed depending on selections made. Producing the form is much quicker than normal our initial tests have found.
Once completed, you will be given an opportunity to review and change any of the information.
After which, the information is automatically populated onto the paper form ready for printing and sending to the court with payment.
Overall, this is a much better way of completing the paper from in our view and is highly recommended for landlords to start using. Our website guidance has been updated accordingly