Application to Restore

When using the accelerated possession procedure, a judge has 3 options when dealing with the case after receiving the claim for possession and either a defence is filed or the time for filing a defence has passed: The court may:- Order possession [CPR 55.16(1)(a)] If...
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...

New Section 21 Notice and Court Form

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has issued a new accelerated claim form for possession (N5b). The new form seems to be a consolidation exercise and gets rid of a number of unneeded paragraphs. In fact they have got rid of an entire page! As...