Depending on which notice you have served on your tenant will determine which type of possession claim you will start.
This type of possession claim can be issued on-line via the courts website, or by completing the relevant paper forms and returning them to court in person, or by post. Both types of issuing require a court fee. The on-line service (PCOL) is cheaper than paper form filling. Note that some courts ask you to make an appointment before visiting, even if it is to use the counter service. So always best to call the court or check on-line first. There will be a hearing set for this type of claim.
This is a paper based form only, which will have to be posted or taken to the county court, together with the appropriate court fee. Forms can be collected from your local County Court or downloaded from the Government website. There should not be a hearing with this type of claim. If the tenant defends the claim, or the court has a query with the claim, a hearing is likely to be set.
Notice to Quit
This is a paper based form only, which will have to be posted or taken to the county court, together with the appropriate court fee. Forms can be collected from your local County Court or downloaded from the Government website. There will be a hearing set for this type of claim.
Check that you have the latest version of forms, otherwise your claim will likely be rejected.
Note that other supporting documents are required when submitting your claim to court. This section is a guide for types of possession claims only and not an exhaustive guide to filing a possession claim.
Call or email us if you wish us to help with the drafting of the claim forms, or if you wish to use our document checking service.
If you have been served with a claim form for possession, call or email us for advice. We strive to communicate with your landlord or agent in an attempt to resolve the reason for possession where practically possible.
Note this is not a legal aid service. A nominal but reasonable checking fee applies.