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Residential possession proceedings – what happens?

Posted on Friday, 20th September 2013 by
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We have had a busy week this week in the litigation team both in and out of courtroom in respect of residential possession proceedings.

Our instructions have mostly been from landlords seeking possession of the property on the basis tenants have fallen into arrears of rent.   We start by sending a notice seeking possession of the property to tenants. Upon expiry of the notice, if the tenants haven’t vacated we provide further advice to our clients as to whether they should issue court proceedings for a possession order and represent them from the commencement of proceedings to the final hearing and beyond if necessary.  We offer fixed fees for these matters so landlords always know how much they are going to be spending up front – this is essential when they are already out of pocket through the tenants failure to pay rent when it becomes due.

We have also been instructed by tenants seeking compensation from their landlords for failing to register the deposit within the statutory time period and failing to provide the information required by statue.  These tenants are entitled to recover up to three times the amount of deposit paid from the landlord.   Again, we offer fixed fees for these claims.

If you are a landlord, or a tenant looking for legal advice, get in touch with our litigation team for a no obligation discussion on 0800 999 8880.

Frances Jacobs is one of our Solicitors in Leicester, who are all experts in their fields and dedicated to quality client care. If you would like to find out more about our solicitors in Leicester please contact us.

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Paul Stubbs - Litigation
Paul Stubbs - Litigation
paul.s@ehlsolicitors.co.uk 01332 862 113
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