Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago 36
My freeholder/landlord took me to court for non-payment of Service Charge arrears, which I disputed. I was away on holiday when the court papers were delivered and judgement was issued (CCJ).
Upon return, I immediately paid the CCJ direct to the claimant on the understanding via his solicitor that should I have the judgement set aside he would refund the money in full. His solicitors confirmed that the money would be refunded.
After several months I have the judgement set aside. The judge issued a N24 order as follows:
1. I was to submit a defence in full and a copy to the landlord/claimant. My defence was pretty solid.
2. Upon the defence being filed the claimant must “pay to court” the amount he was paid in the now set aside CCJ of nearly 7k
I certainly filed a defence and a copy was recorded sent to his solicitors as directed. He failed to pay any money into court as per directions on the N24 court order
QUESTION, THEREFORE: What do we think the judge will do?
ANY opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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